Dec 8, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 30-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Fisher feels like Rams are closing the gap in NFC West


The NFC West might be the league’s best and toughest division. Three teams have double-digit wins, the Seahawks are 12-3, the 49ers are 11-4 and the Arizona Cardinals are 10-5. A pair of teams from that division are guaranteed a spot in the playoffs and if the Cardinals win and the New Orleans Saints lose, three teams could make it in.

At the bottom of the division is the St. Louis Rams, who in another division might have found more success. They’re 1-4 against the NFC West but 6-4 against the rest of the league. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher thinks they’re closing the gap with the other NFC West teams though.

“It does, but again, I feel like we’re closing the gap,” Fisher said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “We’re closing the gap and I hope we’ll be able to catch the other teams. I think one of the things that you probably would discover is how teams struggle after they’ve played teams in our division the next week because they’re such physical ballgames.”

The Rams will get a chance to improve when they get starting quarterback Sam Bradford back from injury in 2014. They also have a pair of first-round draft picks this spring.

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  • Kyle D.

    Jeff Fisher has closed the salary gap between himself and good NFL coaches who’ve won Super Bowls.

    Fisher is the most over-paid, overrated coach in the history of the NFL. The joke is on St. Louis. Fisher will have them accepting mediocrity and liking it.