20-17: Packers fall to Cardinals at Lambeau Field

20-17: Packers fall to Cardinals at Lambeau Field

20-17: Packers fall to Cardinals at Lambeau Field

Mike McCarthy has been fired as Packers head coach in the middle of his 13th season with the team. Despite the fact that the 2018 Packers haven't been very good, they had no business losing to the Arizona Cardinals, led by rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, at Lambeau Field in snowy temperatures.

That leaves the team 4-7-1 this season.

"Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons.We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers". As a result, I made the hard decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately.

Following the game the team announced it will be relieving coach Mike McCarthy of his duties for the remainder of the season, naming Offensive Coordinator Joe Philbin as the interim coach. Even Rodgers fighting through a knee injury he suffered in the opener was nowhere close to excusing their level of play this season.

Philbin has previously been head coach of the Miami Dolphins and is in his second stint coaching with the Packers, serving as the teams OC from 2007-2011 before taking the job in Miami.

If that wasn't enough, Kumerow christened his first National Football League appearance with an 11-yard catch from Aaron Rodgers in the fourth quarter. The same issues kept popping up for the offence, most glaringly, empty third downs and a lack of explosive plays.

The belief was that the Packers would at least let McCarthy finish the season with plans to fire him at its culmination. "We haven't played very well", he said. "I'm not going to act like I know what the hell I'm going to do tomorrow when they get in here".

Cobb's return on Sunday didn't help, with the Packers just 3 of 14 on third downs.

"We're just not executing well, it's the same things over and over", Rodgers said.

"It's poor throws, not on the same page with receivers, wrong depth, protection", he added.

Green Bay also had its longest kickoff return of the season on Sunday with running back Jamaal Williams bringing one back for 30 yards in the second quarter.

"Yeah, a lot probably", he said.

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