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NFC West Recap: Rams Part Ways With Head Coach Jeff Fisher

The latest news surrounding the Seahawks' division rivals in the NFC West.

Here's a recap of the latest news surrounding the Seattle Seahawks' division rivals in the NFC West:

Los Angeles Rams (4-9): Rams Move On From Jeff Fisher

What happened:The Rams fell to the Atlanta Falcons, 42-14, in Week 14.

  • On Monday, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher was relieved of his duties after nearly five seasons. During his St. Louis and Los Angeles tenure, Fisher recorded a 31-45-1 record. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacted to the news yesterday: "Jeff has been in the league for a long time, battling," Carroll said. "That's tough news. I can't even imagine what that does for those guys, in terms of turning the corner and moving ahead forward."
  • Special teams coordinator John Fassel, the son of former NFL head coach Jim Fassel, was named interim head coach. 
  • Here's what Rams players had to say following the coaching move.

Worth A Look

This tweet from the voice of the Rams, J.B. Long, about Fassel's debut against the Seahawks on Thursday.


Arizona Cardinals (5-7-1): Cardinals To Play In London In 2017

What happened: The Cardinals fell to the Miami Dolphins, 26-23, in Week 14.

Worth A Look

This cool video the Cardinals shared previewing the matchup in London.


San Francisco 49ers (1-12): Joe Staley Named Finalist For Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

What happened:The 49ers fell to the New York Jets, 23-17, in Week 14.

  • For the third-straight season, San Francisco offensive tackle Joe Staley has been selected as one of eight finalists for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. 
  • Head coach Chip Kelly was impressed with how first-round pick DeForest Buckner played against the Jets. 
  • Finally, the 49ers placed starting tight end Vance McDonald on Injured Reserve.

Worth A Look

This tweet from NFL345, who listed Buckner as a candidate for the NFL Rookie of Week 14 award.

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