The Seattle Seahawks opened their season 0-2 with a Sunday night prime time loss to the Green Bay Packers 27-17.
Rodgers, with some snarky wit, gave God credit for the win: “And then getting help from God“.
“I don’t think we anticipated having our starting inside linebacker go down in Week 1″, Matthews said after Sunday’s game.
It was the Packers first victory over the Seahawks since 2009, sandwiched around three hard losses including last season’s NFC Championship meltdown in Seattle.
Rodgers’ statement doesn’t have as much to do with bringing God into the conversation as if he actually cares for or roots for a team to win.
Following the win over Seattle Aaron Rodgers opened the flood gates of speculation when he suggested “God was a Packers fan tonight”.
Wilson doubled down before the Super Bowl, stating, “I think God cares about football”.
“That’s God setting it up, to make it so dramatic, so rewarding, so special”, Wilson told reporters after snatching a Super Bowl trip away from the Packers.
It certainly appeared to be a reference to Wilson’s firmly-held belief that God affects the outcome of football games. Russell Wilson didn’t hurt Green Bay with his legs or his arm until Seattle started using him on bootlegs and read-options in the second half.
“Atheist National Football League fans will understand”, said one comment on Reddit. Trailing, 17-16, late in the third quarter, the Packers took control in the final period.
In Rodgers’ defense, he did put himself in a position where it was OK to talk trash. I was going to let the coaches decide whether I played both or if it was one thing, and right now they trust me to be able to do nearly everything, so I want to continue to just build off of that and get better. Carroll added, “I really think he’s a receiver that’s returning kicks”. Aaron Rodgers had a fine effort, going 25/33 for 249 yards and two touchdowns, but it was his post-game presser performance that truly shined.
Seattle withstood Green Bay’s hot start to take a 17-13 lead with back-to-back touchdowns to open the second half.
“We’ve got to try to find ways to get him the football”, quarterback Russell Wilson said.