Joe Philbin will take over the team on an interim basis, and he does have some head coaching experience in the NFL. During three-plus seasons with the Miami Dolphins, Philbin posted a 24-28 record from 2012 to 2015. Before then, he was on the Packers' coaching staff for nine years, and then returned to the organization as an offensive coordinator after getting fired by Miami.
If the Packers do miss the playoffs, which they likely will, it will be the second straight season that they will be left out. That marks the first time since Rodgers' first season that they will miss the postseason without a major injury to him. McCarthy lasted 13 seasons with the Packers, going 125-77-2, including 10-8 in the playoffs. That includes a Super Bowl win in 2010, as he also led his team to three other NFC Championship Games that they lost. Their most recent trip there came in 2016.
McCarthy has coached Rodgers in all but one season of his career, with this season being the most frustrating for the star quarterback. That led to him criticizing the offense after a close win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 4. Sunday's loss may be the worst of the year for them, as they entered as 13.5-point favorite over the now 3-9 Cardinals.
Mathematically, the Packers are not officially eliminated from the playoff conversation, but they would have to win out to even have a chance. Philbin will make his debut as head coach on the sidelines for the Packers when they host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.