I didn’t hear if Packers head coach Mike McCarthy had a response to Randall Cobb’s explanation of why he didn’t down a kickoff eight yards deep in the end zone on the opening night of the season. Cobb explained the decision, which resulted in a 108-yard return for a touchdown, this way:

“I was just trusting in God. He told me to bring it out. I’m not supposed to bring that out – I’m not. Some things are logical and some things are just the power of God, and that definitely was the power of God telling me to bring that out. He gave me great teammates to help me block down field and we just made it happen.”

If special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum’s playbook now includes a “God formation” on kickoffs, look for more scoring. Note to God: Please talk to the defense about those 34 points and 477 yards they allowed.

Brotherly words from the Archdiocese of Brotherly Love: In the homily at the Mass during which he was installed as archbishop of Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles Chaput said, “My dear brother bishops, it’s crucial for those of us who are bishops not simply to look like bishops but to truly be bishops.”
During his “Saturday Night Live” days, Billy Crystal, as Fernando, might have countered, “But you know, bishops, it’s not only who you are, but how you look, and you look mahvelous.”

Next week to Godliness: National Clean Hands Week begins Sunday, Sept. 18.