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McCarthy fired by Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A 20-17 home loss to the lowly Cardinals has prompted the Packers to make a coaching change.

Mike McCarthy has been fired with the team in serious danger of missing the playoffs for the second straight year. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was promoted to interim head coach.

The 2016 Packers opened 4-6 but won eight straight to reach the NFC championship game, but the team was 7-9 last year and has fallen to 4-7-1 this season.

Packers president Mark Murphy issued a statement saying the 2018 season “has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers.”

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