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Packers fire head coach Mike McCarthy after 13 seasons

By on December 3, 2018
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It’s the end of an era in Green Bay.

The Green Bay Packers announce that they have relieved head coach Mike McCarthy of his duties, and named Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin his replacement on an interim basis after the team’s disappointing 20-17 home loss to the lowly Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

With Aaron Rodgers back and fully healthy, the team was expected to compete for the Super Bowl this year. Instead, they have lost three straight games and sit second last in the NFC North with a 4-7-1 record.

“The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers,” said team president and chief executive Mark Murphy.

“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.”

McCarthy, who replaced Mike Sherman as head coach on January 8, 2006, posted a combined 125-77-2 regular season record and 10-8 postseason record in his 12-plus seasons at the helm.

During his tenure, the Green Bay qualified for the postseason nine times, won six NFC North division titles, and captured their second Super Bowl title in franchise history after a 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Super Bowl XLV in 2010.

The 55-year old was the third longest tenured head coach behind Bill Belichick and Marvin Lewis prior to the firing.

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