Tensions are continuing to escalate between Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy following their third loss in four games last week.

The Packers slumped to a 4-5-1 record after losing 27-24 to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, and are in danger of missing out on the postseason for the second season in a row with a tough trip to the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday next.

In particular, McCarthy is viewed to be underachieving with the team and with whom many believe to be the most talented quarterback today in Rodgers, and the long-serving coach's job security is at risk as a result.

But it's not just because of the Packers struggling, but also the growing disconnect with Rodgers according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

"Mike McCarthy is certainly now on the hot seat for Green Bay," Rapoport said Sunday. "He needs to close [the season] strong, it feels like, to keep his job in Green Bay. Obviously, one of the longest tenured coaches in the NFL and that is all in doubt. ... And there's a couple reasons why. One of them does involve the disconnect with Aaron Rodgers — the tension there regarding the direction of the offense. Rodgers has been pretty vocal about his frustration with play-calling and the lack of creativity was there on Thursday night. That, of course, is something [Packers] CEO Mark Murphy will have to make a big decision on at the end of the year."

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Aaron Rodgers could miss the postseason yet again. In this picture, Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after falling to the Seattle Seahawks 27-24 during their game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington, Nov. 15, 2018. Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Of course, it's not the first time this has been the case.

Earlier in the season, Rodgers expressed his frustration with the team's offense despite a 22-0 win over the Buffalo Bills, though he maintained his relationship with McCarthy was good and open amid reports of a rift between the two at the time.

“Mike and I talk all the time; we have a great relationship," Rodgers said early last month. "There's always been great communication between us, even if there is things that we need to talk about that are tough subjects, we've never had a problem finding time and talking. That's the way it's been for 10-plus years. ... Communication is the basis for a good relationship, wouldn't you say? I think it is. For any relationship, it starts with good communication and being able to be honest with each other, and then hug it out afterward."

However, things may not be the same anymore especially with recent results.

If anyone was to leave at the end of the season, it won't be the 34-year-old quarterback either, especially after he signed a record-breaking four-year deal, potentially worth up to $180 million in total money, earlier this year.

And for Packers fans, the loss to Seattle was the last straw as many called for McCarthy to get fired following the result.

If McCarthy wants to keep his job, he will likely have to win majority of the remaining six games left with the Packers currently in third in the NFC North division.