Green Bay Packers fire head coach Mike McCarthy

Eloise Marshall
December 3, 2018

"As a result, I made the hard decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately", Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy said in the statement. McCarthy has a street named for him outside of Lambeau Field.

So the fact that the Steve Wilks-coached, Josh Rosen-quarterbacked Cardinals foiled the Mike McCarthy-coached, Aaron Rodgers-quarterbacked Packers 20-17 only cemented both teams in their rightful spots near the bottom of the NFL.

"It was clearly a very disappointing loss, it was a game we needed to win", coach Mike McCarthy said.

"The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers".

A general view of the stadium during the NFC Wild Card game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants at Lambeau Field on January 8, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The question on many Packers fans' minds following the 20-17 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals had to be about whether McCarthy might make it to Monday.

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The belief was that the Packers would at least let McCarthy finish the season with plans to fire him at its culmination. I thought we were ready for the game.

As for McCarthy, we don't know what the immediate future will hold. They have not played one another since the 2015 playoffs. We've had a number of opportunities.

Rodgers didn't magically renew missed connections with open receivers. "We're not executing the right way", Rodgers said. However, given the Packers' lack of success and the lofty line, it's the Cardinals who are actually getting 51% of bets and almost 65% of dollars (check out the updated betting data here).

A December game against a warm-weather team with snow falling usually means an automatic victory for the Packers. Green Bay has talented weapons on offense, a solid offensive line, and an equally talented defense.

Rodgers has played well although he has had much better seasons.

A 16-yard completion to Adams with 13:42 left in the second quarter gave Rodgers the team record for attempts without an interception.

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