Zane Gonzalez kicked a 44-yard field goal for Arizona with 1:41 left, Green Bay's Mason Crosby missed a 49-yard attempt as time expired and the Cardinals braved wintry conditions to hold on for a 20-17 win on Sunday.
McCarthy coached the team for 13 seasons, winning a Super Bowl in 2011.
Team President Mark Murphy says the search for the next Head Coach will begin immediately. "As a result, I made the hard decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately", Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy said in the statement.
Green Bay named Joe Philbin the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who has gone up against McCarthy 10 times, didn't agree with Green Bay's decision.
Kumerow joined the Packers' practice squad during the final week of the 2017 regular season and made a strong bid at a roster spot in training camp with six catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns in his first two preseason games last summer.
Chmura responded to the news by pointing the finger at Rodgers. "They came and told me I was going to be active, be up".
"I thought he should have been fired a couple years ago". I don't think he's coming out of this looking good.
Philbin coached the Dolphins from 2012-15, compiling a 24-28 record and getting fired after four games and a 1-3 record in 2015. "They quit. They didn't even want to play today". But given his resume, it shouldn't take him long to find another head coaching job in the NFL.
"It's hard to win in this league and it's been a long time since we won a football game", coach Steve Wilks said. In this picture, McCarthy walks on the field after the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.