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Jeff Fisher climbs the career coaching losses list

Jeff Fisher

Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher watches during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)


When the Rams lost to the 49ers last night, Jeff Fisher took a dubious place in NFL history.

Fisher is now all alone in third place in NFL history for most coaching losses, with 157. Prior to last night he was tied with Don Shula for third place, with 156.

That Fisher is tied with Shula for losses isn’t a good sign, considering that Shula coached 490 games in his Hall of Fame career, while Fisher has coached just 327 games.

Fisher’s career coaching record now sits at 169-157-1. The only coaches in NFL history with more losses are Tom Landry (250-162-6) and Dan Reeves (190-165-2). Fisher has a chance to pass both of them this season; if the Rams lose nine more games and finish 6-10 or worse, Fisher would have the all-time losses record to himself.

If Fisher does set that record this year, it would be hard for Rams owner Stan Kroenke to justify keeping him next year. Setting the all-time losses record could be Fisher’s final accomplishment as an NFL head coach.