Monday's Morning Mashup: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tweaks Seahawks' Russell Wilson by crediting God for win

September 21, 2015 - 3:25 am

Welcome to Monday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. MONDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Rays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM) MLB: White Sox at Tigers, 1:08 p.m. (MLB Network) NFL: Jets at Colts, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN; WEEI-AM) AROUND THE WEB: [caption id="attachment_37116" align="alignright" width="150"] Aaron Rodgers[/caption] -- Following the Seahawks' miraculous comeback victory over the Packers in last season's NFC championship game, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson cried and credited God. That led to a back-and-forth with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who commented, "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." On Sunday night Rodgers got some revenge. After the Packers captured a 27-17 victory, a smirking Rodgers -- who completed 25 of 33 passes for 249 yards -- took an apparent dig during his postgame press conference. "I think God was a Packer fan tonight," Rodgers said. "He was taking care of us." Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, meanwhile, pointed to the refs more than any higher power. On a key play in the fourth quarter, Packers linebacker Jay Elliott made a one-handed interception but fumbled the ball. Although Seattle offensive lineman Justin Britt eventually came up with it, the officials ruled that the Packers retained possession. "I don't know what the heck happened," Carroll said. "I'm going to say it out loud here about this fumble thing. When the ball's on the ground, and there's a big pileup, we're trying to get that football. And Justin Britt handed it to the official. Somewhere in there, the officials said that they declared that it was down, that they had the ball. Nobody pointed. Nobody told us that. So we kept battling, and we have the football. I don't really understand that very well. "I know what they said and all that, but I'm just disappointed in that because we're going to compete for that ball, and we did. And we want to walk away from those piles with it, and we did. We just didn't get it. Anyway, I was just disappointed in how that turned out. It was a huge play in the game, obviously." -- One week after losing receiver Dez Bryant to a foot injury, the Cowboys lost their quarterback as well, as Tony Romo suffered a broken left collarbone during Sunday's 20-10 victory over the Eagles. Romo was to be evaluated again Monday, but expectations are that he will miss at least six weeks, with Brandon Weeden filling in. "I'll be back," said Romo, who had a similar injury that ended his 2010 season in Week 7 that year. "It's going to take a little bit of time. It's a broken bone. It is what it is. Our team played great. I'm proud we got this win. It's not an easy place to come in and win. We'll hopefully get a few more and we'll be ready to go." Said owner Jerry Jones: "Key thing is we get to have him at the end of the season. Physically, he has such focus and he understands his body. If it's possible to get back, he'll do it. No one has greater appreciation for what we can do than him." -- According to a report out of Calgary, former NHL enforcer Todd Ewen's death Saturday night was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. CTV Calgary reported that Ewen, who played 11 seasons in the NHL with the Blues, Canadiens, Ducks and Sharks, had been battling depression for years, according to his family. The 49-year-old had coached youth hockey and the Saint Louis University team until last year. Tweeted former Blues teammate Brett Hull: I was proud to call Todd Ewen a teammate and more importantly, a friend. Can't believe you're gone. #foreverablue. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 21, 1985, Wade Boggs set a Red Sox record when he recorded his 223rd hit of the season (he would finish with 240). Whose record did he break? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It's on my shoulders. [Bill] Belichick outcoached me. No question about it." -- Bills coach Rex Ryan, after the Patriots took a 40-32 decision Sunday STAT OF THE DAY: 2 -- Consecutive games with at least 10 strikeouts by Rich Hill -- who had 10 K's in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays -- making him the first Red Sox pitcher to accomplish the feat since Felix Doubront in 2012 'NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Seahawks tight end Luke Willson hauls in a pass with one hand against the Packers. With one out in the ninth inning of a tie game, A.J. Pierzynski singles to give the Braves a walkoff win over the Phillies. Angels left fielder David Murphy lays out to make an impressive catch against the Twins. Brewers coach John Shelby outlasts Reds third baseman Todd Frazier in a pregame standoff. In case you missed it from Saturday, Ole Miss scores a touchdown on a crazy play during its win over Alabama. TRIVIA ANSWER: Tris Speaker (222 hits in 1912) SOOTHING SOUNDS: Leonard Cohen was born on this day in 1934.