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L.A. Rams fire head coach Jeff Fisher

On Monday, the Los Angeles Rams fired head coach Jeff Fisher, with owner Stan Kroenke saying it's the "right time to make a change, as our performance has not lived up to my or our fans' expectations."

With three games left in the season, the Rams are 4-9, after suffering a 42-14 loss Sunday to the Atlanta Falcons. Kroenke said the decision was difficult, as he has "great respect for Jeff as a coach, person, father, and friend," and Fisher played an "integral role in helping this team make history in returning the NFL to Los Angeles."

Fisher was in the fifth and final year of a contract that paid close to $7 million a year, the Los Angeles Times reports, and with a career record of 173-165-1, he is tied with Dan Reeve for most losses by a coach in NFL history. Special teams coach John Fassel will serve as interim head coach.