Two hours after the 49ers fall 25-23 to the playoff-bound Seattle Seahawks, they announce that Chip Kelly, who was in his first year as San Francisco’s coach, and general manager Trent Baalke, who was in his 12th season with the team, are both fired.
The Raiders, who had lost starter Derek Carr for the season, see Matt McGloin get hurt in a 24-6 loss at Denver. Heading into their playoff matchup at Houston, the Raiders’ QB status is up in the air. Their opponent can say the same, as the Texans’ Tom Savage is concussed in a 24-17 loss at Tennessee.
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The Green Bay Packers capture the NFC North title by beating division rival Detroit.
Said Kings coach Dave Joerger about the team’s home loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. “They didn’t feel us at any point.” The coach says he has a plan to make the Kings’ presence better felt, and he intends to play some of the different, younger cards in his hand.
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