Aaron Rodgers doesn't think God cares about who wins the football game

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to throw the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field.(Reuters/Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

God doesn't have a lot to do with football games, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seems to think.

Rodgers' statement highlighted the differences in beliefs about God between him and his teammate Russell Wilson.

While being interviewed by ESPN Milwaukee's Jason Wilde, Rodgers revealed that he doesn't think God concerns himself with the outcomes of football games.

In the middle of the interview, Wilde brought up a question by a fan who was referred to only as Melissa. Paraphrasing Melissa's question, Wilde asked Rodgers what he thinks about people who immediately say "This is what God wanted," or "I want to thank God for helping us win today," in the wake of a failure or a success.

"'Personally, with all the chaos in the world, I'm not sure God really cares about the outcome of a game or an award show — what do you think of statements such as these? You've obviously got your faith, does what happened on Sunday impact your relationship with God or your faith at all?'" Wilde enquired.

The Packers quarterback said that he "agreed" with the listener. "I don't think God cares a whole lot about the outcome. He cares about the people involved, but I don't think He's a big football fan," Rodgers told Wilde in response to the question.  

However, he did not answer whether the loss to the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday actually affected his relationship with God.

The Green Bay Packers lost 20-22 to the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday. The team was effectively denied the opportunity to proceed to the Super Bowl this season.

Contrasting Rodgers' beliefs were those of fellow quarterback Wilson, who was interviewed by Fox's Erin Andrews immediately after the game. Wilson said that he thinks the Packers' loss was simply God's way of preparing him and his team for similar situations in the future.