Packers fire coach Mike McCarthy after another loss

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"As a result, I made the hard decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately", Packers CEO and President Mark Murphy said in a statement.

ESPN's Adam Schefter noted that the Packers brought McCarthy in after Sunday's loss and relieved him of his duties.

Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons, during which time we experienced a great deal of success on and off the field.

After losing four of their last five games, the Packers now sit a 4-6-1 and are a long shot to make the postseason.

The Packers (4-7-1) now might have to start that same rebuilding process, and given their uninspired performance with the season on the line, that might include major organizational changes.

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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 Arizona Cardinals were joking and yelling in the visiting locker room at Lambeau Field as if they didn't believe what had just happened. And McCarthy's offense didn't avoid their "unfortunate, typical lull", as Rodgers said a week after the Packers' loss at Minnesota. "We were a little above halfway at halftime, and then toward the end of the game, I wasn't coming out". Not only that, rookie quarterback Josh Rosen won his first career road game, while the Packers could only muster 325 total yards/17 points themselves, which is embarrassing. "We're not executing the right way", Rodgers said. They have not played one another since the 2015 playoffs.

If the Packers were going to show the National Football League they weren't as bad as their record indicated, Rodgers would have hit Davante Adams in stride for a 59-yard touchdown late in the second quarter.

This year, Rodgers hurt his left knee in the season opener, though he is feeling better now. Rodgers found Cobb for a 36-yard completion on third-and-11, but the play was wiped out by a holding penalty on right tackle Jason Spriggs.

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