After a disappointing 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy during his 13th season. The failure to beat the Cardinals dropped the Packers to a 4-7-1 record for the season. Joe Philbin, the team’s offensive coordinator, will take over as interim head coach.
Packers have fired Mike McCarthy and named Joe Philbin interim HC.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 3, 2018
McCarthy’s record with the Packers was 125-77-2 during the regular season an 10-8 in the playoffs. He also led the Packers to a Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Green Bay won at least ten games eight times in McCarthy’s first 11 seasons, but there drop in production last two years led to his firing.
The Packers offense has not looked good at all this year and with an all-time great quarterback in Aaron Rodgers that is not acceptable, so they had to get rid of McCarthy. I think the loss to a 2-9 Cardinals team at home was the last straw for the Packers management.