Packers fire McCarthy following loss to Cardinals

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McCarthy has a street named for him outside of Lambeau Field.

After four years of practice squads, offseason programs and training camps, the Packers' first-year receiver finally made his National Football League regular-season debut on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

After almost 13 seasons with the team, the Packers have parted ways with Mike McCarthy.

The season is falling apart in Green Bay (4-7-1), which has lost three straight and five of six. Fingers have been pointed at longtime head coach Mike McCarthy throughout the season as it seems the right plays are simply not being called. 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. I thought we were ready for the game.

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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. They have not played one another since the 2015 playoffs. The pigskin went back and forth between the Packers and the Cardinals, and quite a few players fell to the ground. So we're going to do what we always do; we're going to represent the Packers the right way, I know that. Murphy said the process of hiring the storied franchise's next head coach would begin immediately.

The opening play of the fourth quarter was a ideal example of Green Bay's offensive struggles.

Sure, Rodgers led a game-tying touchdown drive - highlighted by a vintage Rodgers play in which he held the ball for 9.5 seconds, stayed alive in the pocket while he directed traffic and threw a 19-yarder to Adams on the sideline to set up an 8-yard touchdown run by Jones with 5:26 left. 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.

Rodgers set a franchise record for most consecutive pass attempts without an interception, breaking Bart Starr's franchise record of 294.