1985 Detroit Lions season

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1985 Detroit Lions season
Head coachDarryl Rogers
(1st season)
General managerRuss Thomas
(Since 1967)
OwnerWilliam Clay Ford, Sr.
(Since 1961)
Home fieldPontiac Silverdome
Results
Record7–9
Division place4th NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1985 Detroit Lions season was their 56th in the National Football League. In Darryl Rogers first year as head coach, the team improved upon their previous season's output of 4–11–1, winning seven games. The Lions beat four playoff teams at home, Dallas, San Francisco, Miami, and the N.Y. Jets, but lost to Tampa Bay and Indianapolis on the road. Despite the improvement, the team went winless in December (0-3) and missed the playoffs for the second straight year with a 7-9 record.


Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 6 Lomas Brown OT Florida
2 34 Kevin Glover C Maryland
3 62 James Johnson LB San Diego State
4 90 Kevin Hancock LB Baylor
5 118 Joe McIntosh RB North Carolina State
6 146 Stan Short G Penn State
7 174 Tony Staten DB Angelo State
8 202 Scott Caldwell RB Texas-Arlington
9 230 June James LB Texas
10 258 Clayton Beauford WR Auburn
11 286 Kevin Harris DB Georgia
12 314 Mike Weaver G Georgia

Roster[edit]

1985 Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 at Atlanta Falcons W 28–27
37,785
2 September 15, 1985 Dallas Cowboys W 26–21
72,985
3 September 22, 1985 at Indianapolis Colts L 14–6
60,042
4 September 29, 1985 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30–9
45,023
5 October 6, 1985 at Green Bay Packers L 43–10
55,914
6 October 13, 1985 at Washington Redskins L 24–3
52,845
7 October 20, 1985 San Francisco 49ers W 23–21
67,715
8 October 27, 1985 Miami Dolphins W 31–21
75,291
9 November 3, 1985 at Minnesota Vikings L 16–13
58,012
10 November 10, 1985 at Chicago Bears L 24–3
53,467
11 November 17, 1985 Minnesota Vikings W 41–21
54,647
12 November 24, 1985 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 19–16 OT
43,471
13 November 28, 1985 New York Jets W 31–20
65,531
14 December 8, 1985 at New England Patriots L 23–6
59,078
15 December 15, 1985 Green Bay Packers L 26–23
49,379
16 December 22, 1985 Chicago Bears L 37–17
74,042

Season summary[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 234Total
• Lions 0 14140 28
Falcons 14 706 27

[1] [2]

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Chicago Bears(1) 15 1 0 .938 8–0 12–0 456 198 W3
Green Bay Packers 8 8 0 .500 6–2 8–4 337 355 W2
Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 .438 3–5 5–9 346 359 L2
Detroit Lions 7 9 0 .438 2–6 5–7 307 366 L3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 14 0 .125 1–7 2–10 294 448 L4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1985 Sep 9. Retrieved 2017-Nov-01.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-Nov-01.