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NFC West Recap: 49ers Relieve General Manager Trent Baalke, Head Coach Chip Kelly of Duties

A recap of the latest news surrounding the Seahawks' division rivals following the final week of the 2016 regular season.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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