Team President Mark Murphy says the search for the next Head Coach will begin immediately.
"It was clearly a very disappointing loss, it was a game we needed to win", coach Mike McCarthy said. He touched the ball 11 times in the first half and then all but disappeared until midway through the fourth quarter.
Working on a snap count, the Packers' veteran receiver caught three passes for 25 yards, including a 9-yard reception on Green Bay's final drive to set up a 49-yard field-goal try for Mason Crosby. He has spent the last 13 seasons as the Packers Head Coach and finishes his career with a record of 125-77-2 including a win in Super Bowl XLV and four births in the NFC Championship game. Despite the fact that the 2018 Packers haven't been very good, they had no business losing to the Arizona Cardinals, led by rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, at Lambeau Field in snowy temperatures.
Freezing rain warning for the capital region Sunday
The unseasonably cool conditions will linger throughout the work week, with afternoon highs staying in the 30s and 40s. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. "Higher elevations are at risk for greater ice accumulations of up to.10".
As for McCarthy, we don't know what the immediate future will hold. I thought we were ready for the game. The Cardinals struggled early offensively but ended up with six plays of 20 yards or longer, a lot of them in the second half.
A December game against a warm-weather team with snow falling usually means an automatic victory for the Packers. "We're not executing the right way", Rodgers said. The pigskin went back and forth between the Packers and the Cardinals, and quite a few players fell to the ground.
The opening play of the fourth quarter was a flawless example of Green Bay's offensive struggles. Even Rodgers fighting through a knee injury he suffered in the opener was nowhere close to excusing their level of play this season. But Green Bay's offense had stagnated - as we noted recently the Packers were always going to have to make changes after this season.
A 16-yard completion to Adams with 13:42 left in the second quarter gave Rodgers the team record for attempts without an interception.