Chip Kelly celebrates with quarterback Colin Kaepernick after the 49ers scored a touchdown against Seattle in the second quarter at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The Seahawks won the regular-season finale, 25-23.
Chip Kelly celebrates with quarterback Colin Kaepernick after the 49ers scored a touchdown against Seattle in the second quarter at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The Seahawks won the regular-season finale, 25-23. Nhat V. Meyer Bay Area News Group
Chip Kelly celebrates with quarterback Colin Kaepernick after the 49ers scored a touchdown against Seattle in the second quarter at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The Seahawks won the regular-season finale, 25-23. Nhat V. Meyer Bay Area News Group
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January 01, 2017 06:37 PM

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