Well, it finally happened. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has often found himself the target of criticism over the last few years, and this season proved to be the tipping point. The Packers were one of the favourites in the NFC early in the year, with Tony Romo even predicted them to face the Jaguars in the Super Bowl. Now, Jacksonville hasn’t been great either so maybe there’s some sort of Romo Curse, but that’s not the point right now. With the Mike McCarthy era in Green Bay coming to an end, let’s look back on his time in charge of the Packers.
Gone are the days of Thursday Night Football just being for Thanksgiving. Instead, we’re stuck with boring Thursday games all season long. But now, with the season winding down these games are finally starting to mean something, and Thanksgiving Football brought along plenty of excitement this year.
First, the Vikings held on to beat the Lions 30-23, although the game didn’t end without some controversy. It looked like the Lions had tied the game after blocking and returning a Kai Forbath field goal attempt for a touchdown which would have brought them within an extra point of tying the game. But it was all for nothing, as the refs called Darius Slay for jumping offside before blocking the kick, allowing the Vikings to take a knee to end the game. With the win, the Vikings moved to 9-2 and have complete control of the NFC North.