Seahawks’ Russell Wilson stays humble in response to God comment from Packers’ Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson

Quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, left, and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks shake hands following their game Sunday night at Lambeau Field.

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The back and forth between Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson over God and the outcomes of football games won’t go away, in part because the media is guilty of keeping it alive.

Rodgers took a subtle jab at Wilson when the Green Bay Packers defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 27-17, on Sunday night by saying, “I think God was a Packers fan tonight, so he was taking care of us.”

That came in response Wilson’s comment about God watching out for the Seahawks during their come-from-behind victory over the Packers in the NFC championship game in January.

“That’s God setting it up, to make it so dramatic, so rewarding, so special,” Wilson told Sports Illustrated of the 28-22 overtime win.


Wilson was his usual humble self in responding to a question on the radio about Rodgers’ comments earlier this week.

“I think that in terms of that comment and all that, everybody has the right to their own opinion,” Wilson said. “I know for me, I’m just grateful that God has given me the opportunity to play the great game of football. I’m so grateful.

“I know one of the things my parents always taught me was just to continue to remain humble in your victories and your losses. I think that’s just the thing that I’m grateful for — just to be able to play the game of football. I love it. Like I said, everybody is entitled to their own opinion.”

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