Cardinals stun fading Packers for 20-17 win at Lambeau

Packers fire coach Mike McCarthy after another loss

That was when the Packers officially chose to call it quits on the McCarty tenure after 13 seasons, which included a Super Bowl championship in 2010.

A game in which the Packers were clear favorites on their home field, the Arizona Cardinals simply outplayed Green Bay on Sunday.

The Green Bay Packers likely needed to win out in order to make the National Football League postseason and Aaron Rodgers' team had what seemed to be an easy victory today.

Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was named the Packers interim head coach.

Arizona is now 3-9 on the season while Green Bay fell to 4-7-1 and by all metrics have fallen out of playoff contention. "As a result, I made the hard decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately", Murphy said.

The move announced by team president Mark Murphy came after a stunning 20-17 loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, dropping Green Bay to 4-7-1.

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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.

Injury updates: Randall Cobb made his return to the starting lineup after missing three games due to a hamstring injury.

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

It's very likely a strained relationship with Rodgers played a role in McCarthy's departure. "We all take part in the disappointments and the failures that we've had this season". I thought we were ready for the game. We've had a number of opportunities. And McCarthy's offense didn't avoid their "unfortunate, typical lull", as Rodgers said a week after the Packers' loss at Minnesota. So we're going to do what we always do; we're going to represent the Packers the right way, I know that. "We all have a part in that and we've all picked our time to mess up a third down". "We haven't played very well".

Rodgers said his focus was getting his teammates to "play with that pride" and focus on the next four games.

The offensive players, Rodgers said, bear blame for whatever happens in the future.

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