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NFL Power Rankings: ESPN Raises St. Louis Rams To No. 31

According to the latest ESPN Power Rankings, the St. Louis Rams have begun a slow, unpleasant climb out of the basement simply on the merit of their decision to fire their head coach Steve Spagnuolo:

No. 31, St. Louis Rams: It's looking like Jeff Fisher could be the Rams' top choice after going 10-38 over three seasons with Steve Spagnuolo. (Sando)

On Monday, the Rams announced they had fired Spagnuolo and their GM Bill Devaney after a fifth consecutive losing season. Rumors have begun to swirl concerning former head coach Jeff Fisher who appears as a likely candidate to take over for Spagnuolo.

Related: Jeff Fisher Interviewing With The Miami Dolphins On Tuesday

Fisher coached the Tennessee Titans for 17 years, leading the team to a 142-120 record and orchestrating an AFC Championship in 1999. He was fired after a 2010 season in which the Titans finished 6-10.

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