If news of Jeff Fisher's contract extension was supposed to inspire the Rams on Sunday, someone forgot to tell the Rams.

In a game that basically sums up Fisher's career with Rams, his team looked like they had no idea what they were doing in a 26-10 road loss to the Patriots.

If owner Stan Kroenke's goal was to kill all enthusiasm for football in Los Angeles before one entire season was played in the city, that might've actually happened with the Rams' latest loss.

The Rams weren't just bad in New England, they were completely horrible against a Patriots defense that's been mostly mediocre all season.

At halftime of this game, the Rams had just 25 total yards and one first down. The Rams finished with just 162 total yards, the team's lowest total since December 2013. With Fisher signing his two-year extension, Rams fans can expect to be bored to death by this offense for at least two more seasons.

The fact that Los Angeles could only muster 162 yards is even more embarrassing when you consider the fact that teams like the Browns (262), Texans (282) and 49ers (299) -- three of the worst offenses in football -- were able to put up more yardage against New England.

Fisher's bread-and-butter on offense is the run game, but he can't even do that right. The team's biggest weapon, Todd Gurley, only totaled 38 yards on 11 carries. As a team the Rams only rushed for 36 yards marking the eighth time in 12 games they've been held under 80 yards rushing.

No team in the NFL is afraid of Jared Goff or Case Keenum, which means defenses will always focus on stopping the run against the Rams until Fisher changes his philosophy, which is likely never going to happen because that's not how Fisher coaches.

He's the type of coach who can't find his challenge flag.

It was almost fitting that the Rams looked so inept against the Patriots because the Patriots are a pretty good model of what an NFL franchise should look like. At one point during the game, Fox flashed a graphic that showed the differences in wins and losses between Fisher and Bill Belichick, who have both coached for 22 seasons in the NFL.

Ouch, that's ugly.

Fisher should probably just forfeit the next time he has to coach against Belichick. Including Sunday's game, Fisher's teams have now been outscored by Belichick's teams by a combined 130-17 in their past three meetings.

You can call it a talent gap, but it feels more like one guy is completely out-coaching the other guy.

At halftime of this game, the Rams had just 25 total yards and one first down. The Rams finished with just 162 total yards, the team's lowest total since December 2013. With Fisher signing his two-year extension, Rams fans can expect to bored to death by this offense for at least two more seasons.

It was almost fitting that Fisher earned his 164th career loss on the same day Tom Brady picked up win No. 201. For Brady, that's a new NFL record that will likely never be broken. For Fisher, it was almost an NFL record too: That 164th loss is just one away from tying Dan Reeves for the most coaching losses of all-time.

We almost saw two records broken in one game.

The loss to the Patriots also means that Fisher is now guaranteed to have a record of .500 or below for the seventh straight season (five with the Rams, two with the Titans). If I'm Kroenke, I rip up Fisher's extension, then go out and hire anyone who's not Fisher for the 2017 season.

Kansas City 29-28 over Falcons

Chiefs: A

When NFL coaches say that all three phases of the game are equally important, this is the type of game they're usually talking about. The Chiefs beat the Falcons on Sunday because they got points from their offense (13), defense (9) and special teams (7). That special teams score came on a fake punt in the third quarter that went for a 55-yard touchdown.

Of course, the star of the game was Eric Berry, who had more receiving yards from Matt Ryan then anyone on the Falcons roster. Berry had a 37-yard pick-six and a 99-yard pick-two, giving him 137 yards in the game. Julio Jones only had 113.

Falcons: D

Apparently, Matt Ryan's already in the Christmas spirit because he gift-wrapped this game for the Chiefs with two ugly turnovers that led to eight Kansas City points. In the first half, Ryan threw a pick-six to Eric Berry. Things got even uglier in the fourth quarter when Ryan threw a pick-two to Berry. That's right, Berry intercepted Ryan on an extra point and returned it for two points. That turned a 28-27 Falcons lead into a 29-28 deficit. As Falcons fans know, Ryan has made a career lately of choking down the stretch. Since 2013, Ryan has thrown 11 pick-six's, which is the most in the NFL. Ryan cost the Falcons several games last season with ugly interceptions, so Atlanta better be hoping that this is a one-week thing and not something that could blow up the Falcons' impressive 2016 season.

New England 26-10 over Rams

Rams: F

Jeff Fisher should probably just forfeit the next time he has to coach against Bill Belichick. Including Sunday's game, Fisher's teams have now been outscored by Belichick's teams a combined 130-17 in their past three meetings. At halftime of this game, the Rams had just 25 total yards and one first down. The Rams finished with just 162 total yards, the team's lowest total since December 2013. With Fisher signing his two-year extension, Rams fans can expect to bored to death by this offense for at least two more seasons.

Patriots: A

The win over the Rams was the 201st victory of Tom Brady's career, which is a new NFL record. You've probably read that or heard that a dozen times by now, but it's worth mentioning again because it'a huge record. As for the Rams game, this victory might've been Brady's easiest. The Patriots were up 26-3 at one point and were never challenged. Brady (269 yards, TD) got some help from a Patriots defense that only gave up 162 yards, the team's best performance against an opposing offense since 2006.

Denver 20-10 over Jacksonville

Broncos: B-

It looks like Trevor Siemian isn't going to have to worry about Paxton Lynch stealing his job. Lynch had an ugly day (12 of 24, 102 yards) as the Broncos put up their lowest offensive total since 2009 (206 yards). Like most games involving Denver, the Broncos won because they got big plays from their defense (51-yard pick-six by Bradley Roby) and excellent special teams play. Riley Dixon almost had as many punts (11) as Lynch had completions (12). Dixon's 11 punts was the most punts by any Broncos player since 1981. We don't mention punters often here, but we always feel obligated when they punt so many times that it might lead to their leg falling off.

Jaguars: C

If the Jaguars offense had done anything in this game, the Jags might've been able to pull off the upset. Unfortunately that didn't happen. As a matter of fact, Blake Bortles had one of the worst games of his career. In the 10-point loss, Bortles finished 19 of 42 passes for 181 yards, and he also threw two interceptions, which included a pick-six. The quarterback's 37.9 QB rating was the lowest of his three-year career. Bortles' performance basically wasted a phenomenal effort by a Jaguars defense that limited Denver to just 206 yards on offense. That marked the Jags' best defensive performance since October 2011.

Green Bay 21-13 over Houston

Texans: C

Three weeks ago, the Texans were 6-3 and in complete control of the AFC South. Now, they're in a tailspin that could end with them missing the playoffs. The loss to the Packers was Houston's third straight and it drops them into a tie with the Titans atop the division. In a story that Texans fans have been hearing all season, the defense kept this game close, but the offense couldn't come through when it counted. The Texans went the entire first half without running a play inside the Packers' 49-yard line.

Packers: B

The frozen tundra of Lambeau Field was exactly what the Packers needed in this game. With a snowy field and no Jadeveon Clowney for the Texans, Houston had a tough time putting pressure on Aaron Rodgers, which was good news for the Packers because Rodgers was dealing with a hamstring injury. Even though he was hobbled, Rodgers still managed to throw for 209 yards and two touchdowns. At 6-6, all of the sudden, a wild-card berth doesn't seem completely crazy for the Packers. Maybe Rodgers was right, maybe Green Bay will run the table.

Cincinnati 32-14 over Philadelphia

Eagles: F

In a game the Eagles had to win to keep their faint playoff hopes alive, they went out and played their worst game of the season. Not only did Carson Wentz throw three interceptions in a game for the first time this year, but the Eagles were shut out in the first half for the first time this season. Due to the early deficit, Wentz was asked to throw 60 passes in the game, and let's just say, you're not going to win with a rookie quarterback throwing the ball 60 times. Wentz's attempt total was the most that any quarterback has thrown in any game all season. Since 2010, NFL teams are now 0-17 when their quarterback throws 60 or more passes in a game. The good news for the Eagles is that they only have one road game left this season. That's good news because they're 1-6 on the road.

Bengals: A

It looks like the Bengals can function when A.J. Green isn't on the field, and Andy Dalton proved that against Philly. The Eagles had no answer for Daytime Dalton as the Bengals quarterback threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns. The impressive part about Dalton's performance is that nine different receivers caught passes and six different receivers had 20 or more yards in the game. Dalton (23 of 31) was dropping dimes everywhere with five of his completions going for over 20 yards, including a 50-yarder to Cody Core. Vontaze Burfict had two interceptions as the Bengals defense helped the team play its best all-around game of the season. The Bengals were so good, it's almost not worth mentioning the fact that kicker Mike Nugent missed an extra point for the third straight game.

Baltimore 38-6 over Miami

Dolphins: F

The Dolphins offense has struggled this season when the run game gets shut down, and it got shut down in Baltimore. With Jay Ajayi bottled up, that put the game of the shoulders of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who responded by throwing three interceptions. Of course, you can't completely blame Tannehill for this loss. Miami's defense looked completely lost against the Ravens offense The Dolphins were so bad in this game that they let Ryan Mallett lead a touchdown drive. This game had huge playoff implications, and with Miami playing like they did, it's probably for the best that they lost. No one wants to watch a team get blown out in the postseason.

Ravens: A

If you give the Miami Dolpins a vote, there's a good chance every single player on their roster will say Joe Flacco's elite after what the Ravens quarterback did to them on Sunday. Flacco finished 36 of 47 for 381 yards and four touchdowns in this blowout win for Baltimore. The completions total marked the highest in Flacco's career, while his yardage number was his second highest regular season total ever. The Ravens' 496 offensive yards in this game was the team's highest since they exploded for 533 in December 2012. We should also probably mention Dennis Pitta (nine catches, 90 yards, two touchdowns), who caught a touchdown pass for the first time in three years. Then, just for fun, he caught a second one. Before Sunday, Pitta's lost touchdown catch came in December 2013.

Lions 28-13 over Saints

Lions: A

For the first time this season, the Lions played a game that didn't call for their fans to take heart attack medicine in the fourth quarter. In what was easily their best all-around performance of the year, Detroit absolutely dominated the Saints from start to finish. They dominated on defense by picking Drew Brees off three times and holding him without a touchdown pass.

Both of those things are kind of a big deal: Brees hadn't thrown three picks in a game since 2014 and he hadn't been held to zero touchdown passes in a home game since 2009 (61-game streak). The offense also came up big: Matthew Stafford set a franchise record by completing 13 passes in a row on his way to 347 yards passing. The special teams also came up big, but that's normal for Matt Prater, who hit five field goals in the game.The only thing the Lions could've done better in New Orleans is up their red-zone production. Detroit only came away with one red-zone touchdown on five trips.

Saints: D

Going up against a very average Lions run defense would've been a good time for the Saints to get their ground game going, but that definitely didn't happen on Sunday. The Saints were held to just 50 rushing yards, marking just the second time since 2012 that the Saints have been held to 50 or fewer rushing yards in a game. Not surprisingly, the Saints are now 0-7 in those games. The Saints offense fell flat on its face and took the team's playoff chances with it.

Chicago 24-6 over San Francisco

49ers: F

Forty-niners fans, if you decided to never watch football game after witnessing what you witnessed on Sunday, no one will blame you. With snowy conditions at Soldier Field, 49ers coach Chip Kelly decided to give up on passing the ball and that strategy completely backfired in this loss. Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert combined to complete just five passes (5 of 15 for 39 yards), which was the fewest completions by any NFL team since 2011 when Tim Tebow did it with the Broncos. Since the NFL subtracts a team's sack yardage from their passing total, the 49ers finished with just six passing yards.

Bears: A

The Bears weren't quite the Monsters of the Midway on Sunday, but they were close. In the second half, the Bears held the 49ers to just 33 total yards and 147 overall. The Bears defense also did a good job of terrorizing Colin Kaepernick, as they racked up five sacks on him (and one on Blaine Gabbert). The Bears' six sacks was the teams most since 2010. Offensively, the Bears were nice enough to treat their fans this holiday season to an explosion of points. Although 26 might not sound like a lot, it is for the Bears, who hadn't scored more than 23 points all year. Most of those points came courtesy of Jordan Howard, who steamrolled through the 49ers defense for 117 yards and three touchdowns.

Pittsburgh 24-14 over NY Giants

Giants: D

After facing the Bears and Browns over the past two weeks, the Giants seem kind of shell-shocked on Sunday when they actually played a good team. With no running game and an ugly performance from Eli Manning , the Giants put together what might have been their worst first half of the season, totaling just 90 yards. The Giants offense actually gave up more points than it scored after the Steelers got a first-quarter safety thanks to a holding call. You can blame whoever you want -- Eli Manning, Ben McAdoo, the offenisve line or the Giants' lack of a running game -- but the fact of the matter is that New York's offense doesn't look good right now, which is not something you want to be saying in December.

Steelers: A

It seems that December has turned into the Steelers' favorite month. Including Sunday's win over the Giants, the Steelers are now 10-2 in the month of December dating back to 2013. The Steelers' success stems from the fact that they're ideally built for late-season football. They can run all over you ( Le'Veon Bell had 118 yards rushing against the Giants), and if they don't feel like running, then Ben Roethlisberger will make something happen. The scariest thing about the Steelers is that they now have a new weapon in their offense (Ladarius Green) and Big Ben is making good use of him. Playing in just his fourth game of the season, Green caught six passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. Before Sunday, Green had only totaled five catches for 97 yards on the year.

Oakland 38-24 over Buffalo

Bills: C

Bills fans are used to not making the playoffs, so it probably won't come as a surprise to hear this, but the Bills probably aren't going to make the playoffs this year. The Bills played almost perfectly for two-and-a-half quarters, but then, instead of circling the wagons, the wheels fell off the wagons in the second half during a span where Buffalo went more than 16 minutes without getting a first down. The Bills got a strong performance from LeSean McCoy (130 rushing yards, 61 receiving yards), but didn't get much from anyone else. Also, every time you think Tyrod Taylor is the answer in Buffalo, he loses all your faith by turning the ball over twice in the fourth quarter like he did against the Raiders.

Raiders: A

Not even a messed-up pinkie could stop Derek Carr (260 yards, two TDs) from leading the Raiders to one of their biggest comebacks of the century. Trailing 24-9 in the second half, the Raiders looked to be left for dead until Carr did some CPR and revived his team. The Raiders got three straight touchdown drives from Carr and the Raiders offense to take a 30-24 lead on their way to the 14-point win. The 15-point comeback was the biggest one for Oakland since their regular-season opener in 2000. The Raiders' defense also had a huge second half by forcing two fourth-quarter turnovers that sealed the win. The Raiders also sacked Tyrod Taylor four times.

Arizona 31-23 over Washington

Redskins: B-

Kirk Cousins probably won't be trying to negotiate his contract after this game. Although Cousins wasn't horrible, he did make two glaring mistakes that arguably cost Washington the game. The first one was a fumble that set up a Cardinals touchdown in the third quarter. The second mistake came on the Redskins' final offensive series when Cousins threw an ugly pick with just 45 seconds left. The Redskins were on Arizona's 28-yard and trying to tie the game.

Cardinals: B+

Just when you think the Cardinals and Carson Palmer are both washed up, they completely redeem themselves. In what might have been the most unexpected performance of Week 13, Palmer (30 of 46) threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. With a 10-catch, 78-yard day, Larry Fitzgerald was the biggest benefactor of Palmer's performance. By the way, Fitzgerald now has 1,106 career receptions, which is the third-most all-time (he passed Cris Carter and Marvin Harrison on Sunday).

Tampa Bay 28-21 over San Diego

Buccaneers: B+

With the Buccaneers trailing 14-10 at halftime, Tampa needed a big performance from its defense in the second half, and that's exactly what they got. A wild pick-six by Lavonte David was definitely the biggest play.

However, that wasn't the only big pick for the Bucs. Keith Tandy saved the game by intercepting Philip Rivers in the end zone with just 2:56 left in the game. The biggest problem the Bucs had on Sunday was the same problem they've had for most of the season: their kicker.

Second-round pick Roberto Aguayo missed a 31-yard field goal in this game, and based on the sideline reaction, most players seemed to have lost faith in him.

Chargers: B-

For the seventh time this season, the Chargers lost a game by one score. This loss might be the most painful one yet, and that's because it's the one that likely ends any realistic hopes that Chargers had at making the postseason. For the second straight home game, Philip Rivers had a meltdown. In Week 10, Rivers threw four fourth-quarter picks in a 31-24 loss to Miami. This week, he threw two interceptions, including a risky throw on a second-and-1 on the Chargers' final drive of the game. With three minutes left, and the Chargers only trailing 28-21, there was no reason for Rivers to throw the game away on that low percentage throw.

Seattle 40-7 over Carolina

Panthers: F

The Panther decided to bench their starting quarterback for the first play of the game, and things went downhill quickly after that. With Cam Newton sitting out the first snap as a team punishment, Derek Anderson came in and promptly threw an interception. The pick led to a Seahawks field goal, and the slaughter was on after that. The Panthers' offensive performance was actually uglier than it looked. Of Newton's 182 passing yards, 55 of them came on a TD pass to Ted Ginn that Carolina threw one play after Earl Thomas suffered a broken bone in his leg.

Seahawks: A

Although the Seahawks played their best game of the season, no one in Seattle's locker room will be celebrating the win. During the first half, Seahawks defensive leader Earl Thomas broke a bone in his leg. Thomas' injury is the type of loss that could leave the Seahawks' defense in disarray.

Of course, there was no sign of a letdown on Sunday night. During the second half, the Seahawks defense shut out the Panthers.

Also, the Seahawks won't need anyone on defense if their offense continues to put the numbers it did against Carolina. In the 33-point win, the Seahawks totaled 534 yards, the franchise's second-highest total since 2003. The most important aspect of the Seahawks' offensive outburst is that it looks like Russell Wilson might actually have some help in the form of a run game. Not only did Thomas Rawls rush for 106 yards and two touchdowns, but Seattle also got a 75-yard TD run from Tyler Lockett.