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Aaron Rodgers takes apparent jab at Russell Wilson, calls God "a Packer fan"

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The Packers quarterback appears to have a little fun with Wilson's piety.

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One of the stranger things to come out of last season's NFC Championship game was Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson claiming not only that he speaks to God, but that the almighty intervened to allow Wilson's team to victory. While Aaron Rodgers may not admit it, this appears to have rubbed him the wrong way. So when the Green Bay Packers defeated Seattle this Sunday, Rodgers made a comment that seems to poke fun at Wilson.

"It's being very confident in the preparation and getting a little help from God," Rodgers said about the Packers' success at Lambeau Field. "I think God was a Packer fan tonight. So He was taking care of us."

Given Rodgers' penchant for making pointed remarks, it's very difficult not to view this as a jab at Wilson. Shortly after the NFC title game, Rodgers said he doesn't "think God cares a whole lot about the outcome" of sporting events. The Packers quarterback has made similar comments at other times of his career. In 2011, he noted on his radio show "I feel like my stance and my desire has always been to follow a quote from St. Francis of Assisi, who said, 'Preach the gospel at all times. If necessary, use words."

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.