NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: Eagles look to keep NFC East race interesting

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25. Green Bay Packers

Heading into Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, Mike McCarthy was well aware that he was on the hot seat when seeing all of the struggles surrounding the Green Bay Packers this season, as it would take a miracle to make the playoffs. Unfortunately for McCarthy, things have been so bad for the Packers, they couldn’t even manage to defeat the Cardinals at home.

As a result, Green Bay wasted little time parting ways with McCarthy after firing their former head coach just hours after the conclusion of Sunday’s game, which seemed like a complete shock at first since most people believed he would last until at least the end of the season. Of course, it’s easy to understand why the Packers organization was so frustrated since the Cardinals only recorded two wins all year, both of which happened to be against the San Francisco 49ers.

Any head coach would be thrilled over the opportunity to work with a quarterback like Aaron Rodgers, and seeing McCarthy come up short all these years made this situation even more frustrating when looking at all of the wasted opportunities for more Super Bowls. Now that McCarthy is gone, it will be interesting to see how Rodgers looks during these next few weeks since it was clear how unhappy he was before.