Blowout loss gives Jeff Fisher record-tying 165th career defeat

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher tied an NFL record he doesn't want any part of on Sunday, suffering his 165th career loss in a 42-14 blowout at home against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fisher is now tied with Dan Reeves for most career losses by an NFL head coach, though Reeves reached that mark in 18 fewer games. Fisher's overall record is 173-165-1 over 22 seasons.

The 4-9 Rams have now lost eight times over a span of nine games and have guaranteed themselves their 10th consecutive losing season. Fisher, winding down his fifth season with the organization, has six consecutive losing seasons himself. He signed a contract extension through 2018 before the start of the season, but the struggles of his team have made his job status more tenuous than ever.

"I have to take it," Fisher said when asked about shouldering the responsibility for his team's struggles. "The head coach takes it. It's obvious. That's the National Football League. I feel responsible for this."

The Rams committed five turnovers on Sunday in what was essentially their third consecutive blowout loss. Two of those turnovers led to touchdowns, caused by No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. Another came on the opening kickoff.

The Rams have not won a game at home since Sept. 18.