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2016 NFL Power Rankings, Week 15

Down. Down, into the depths.

Los Angeles Rams Vs. Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Rams Vs. Atlanta Falcons
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No need to spend too much time here. The Los Angeles Rams are now 4-9 after getting pasted by the Atlanta Falcons. Let’s get to the power rankings.

2016 NFL Power Rankings, Week 15

Average ranking (# of rankings) 28.57 (7)
Average ranking (# of rankings) 28.57 (7)
Average change from last week -1.14
Highest ranking (source) 27th (Yahoo! Sports)
Lowest ranking (source) 30th (multiple sources)
Biggest positive change (source) 0 (multiple sources)
Biggest negative change (source) -3 (ESPN)
2016 Los Angeles Rams Power Rankings - Week 15
2016 Los Angeles Rams Power Rankings - Week 15

SB Nation: 29th (28th last week)

ESPN: 30th (27th)

The Rams' defense was the team's saving grace early on this season, allowing the fifth-fewest points per game through Week 11. Since then, the Rams have allowed a league-worst 39.0 points per game. The Rams held the Seahawks to a field goal the last time they played, but will that happen again this week? 28th (27th)

The dismissal of Jeff Fisher topped off a not fun stretch for this organization. First there was the story that won't die: The purported lack of a welcome mat for Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson. Then the reported rift between Fisher and GM Les Snead. Followed by a trouncing at hands of the Falcons, who jumped out to a 42-0 lead without their top two wide receivers. Going off owner Stan Kroenke's statement, the Rams will be swinging for the fences on their next head coach hire. No, it won't be Jon Gruden. Tom Coughlin?

CBS Sports: 28th (28th)

This team gets worse by the week. The defense isn't even good anymore. And now Jeff Fisher is gone.

Yahoo! Sports: 27th (27th)

Jeff Fisher became the first coach fired this season, and it had to be done. It also opens up many opportunities for the Rams to find the right coach for No. 1 pick Jared Goff. Their entire focus during the search should be, what would benefit Goff most? It’s an attractive job and should draw many good candidates.

Pro Football Talk: 28th (27th)

Please let me know if I ever piss off Eric Dickerson.

FOX Sports: 30th (28th)

The Rams were embarrassed at home by the Falcons, and it resulted in Jeff Fisher (deservingly) losing his job. With Fisher out, it’ll be interesting to see how the players respond, and whether they play with more passion and motivation.