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NFL: Green Bay Packers fire head coach Mike McCarthy after 13-years in charge

The Green Bay Packers have made the decision to sack head coach Mike McCarthy following Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field.

McCarthy had been at Green Bay for 13 years, but the franchise have now taken action following their torrid form this season. The Packers have struggled to build any sort of momentum, and as a result, the 55-year-old has been relieved of his duties.

The Wisconsin-based outfit have been a big disappointment this season and are currently on a record of 4-7-1 in the NFC North, where they sit in third place and their hopes of reaching the post-season are now all but over following their 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, as kicker Mason Crosby missed a 49-yard field goal to take the game to overtime.

McCarthy had enjoyed a fruitful spell at Lambeau Field up until this season, with the Packers reaching the play-offs in each of their previous eight seasons. This included a SuperBowl win in 2011, as they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 at the Cowboys Stadium in what was his most prized moment as head coach.

Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will now take interim charge of the Packers, starting with a home game against the Atlanta Falcons this coming Sunday.

(Featured Image: Mike Morbeck)

 

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