Here's a recap of the latest news surrounding the Seattle Seahawks' division rivals in the NFC West following the final week of the 2016 regular season:
San Francisco 49ers (2-14): GM Trent Baalke, Coach Chip Kelly Relieved of Duties
What Happened: The Niners let a 14-3 first-half lead over the Seahawks slip away at home, ultimately falling 25-23, San Francisco's seventh consecutive loss to Seattle.
- The 49ers announced that Trent Baalke and Chip Kelly have been relieved of their duties and that the organization has begun its search for the next general manager and head coach. The decision marks the second NFC West head coach to lose his job this season, with the Los Angeles Rams parting ways with coach Jeff Fisher last month before the team's Week 15 loss to Seattle. On 710 ESPN Seattle earlier Monday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll commented on the current head-coaching carousel. "There's a lot happening, that's for sure," Carroll said. "West Coast got hammered, there's a lot of jobs out here. For the sensitivity of it all, for the people that listen to this, when a guy gets fired there's hundreds of people that are affected by that, so it's a big deal."
- 49ers.com senior reporter Taylor Price rehashes what we learned from Sunday's game at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium that saw Colin Kaepernick put up another solid performance to close the season.
- San Francisco holds the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Worth A Look
This video of 49ers CEO Jed York meeting with the media, discussing what qualities San Francisco will look for in its next GM-head coach combo. For the CliffsNotes version, 49ers.com shares what we learned from York.
Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1): RB David Johnson Leaves Regular-Season Finale With Knee Injury
What Happened: The Cardinals ended their season with a victory over the Rams, dispatching Los Angeles by a final score of 44-6.
- Pro Bowler David Johnson, who's recorded the best season for a running back in franchise history, left the Cardinals' Week 17 game in the first quarter with a knee injury. Arizona head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Johnson suffered an MCL sprain that will not require surgery. Johnson's impressive year came to a close with 1,239 yards rushing, 80 catches for 879 yards, and a franchise-record 20 total touchdowns.
Despite Johnson's setback, there were still plenty of highlights for Arizona on Sunday.
- Arizona's pass rush was on fire against the Rams, racking up 7.0 sacks of Rams quarterback Jared Goff to finish the season with an NFL-leading 48 sacks.
- The Cardinals aren't headed to the postseason, but hope remains high in the Arizona locker room when looking to the future. The Cardinals hold the No. 13 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Worth A Look
This short clip of Arizona's 33-year-old wideout Larry Fitzgerald, who finished the year with the most receptions in the NFL (107), exiting the field following Sunday's game.
Los Angeles Rams (4-12): Rams Thank Fans For First Season in L.A.
What Happened:Los Angeles wrapped up its season with a 44-6 loss to the Cardinals.
- Players put together a video saying thank you to Rams fans everywhere for all the support they received during their first season in Los Angeles.
- Rams Insider Myles Simmons recaps Los Angeles' final game.
- What interim head coach John Fassel and quarterback Jared Goff said following Sunday's defeat.
- The Rams' 2017 opponents have been finalized.
Worth A Look
This good-luck post from the Rams to the USC Trojans' No. 9-ranked football program, which faces No. 5 Penn State today in the Rose Bowl. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. PT on ABC.