1985 CFL season

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The 1985 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 32nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 28th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1985[edit]

The CFL adopted a regular season overtime format that will consist of two-minute halves (no sudden death), which will be implemented for the 1986 season. In addition, the CFL changed the playoff overtime format from two ten-minute halves (with no sudden death) to two five-minute halves (no sudden death).

Regular season standings[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
BC Lions 16 13 3 0 481 297 26
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 12 4 0 500 259 24
Edmonton Eskimos 16 10 6 0 432 373 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 5 11 0 320 462 10
Calgary Stampeders 16 3 13 0 256 429 6
East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 8 8 0 377 315 16
Montreal Concordes 16 8 8 0 284 332 16
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 7 9 0 272 402 14
Toronto Argonauts 16 6 10 0 344 397 12
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • BC and Hamilton have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

Main article: 73rd Grey Cup

The BC Lions are the 1985 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 37–24, at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. This was BC's first Grey Cup victory since 1964. The Lions' Roy Dewalt (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and James "Quick" Parker (DE) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence, while Lui Passaglia (K/P) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  November 10: Division Semifinals     November 17: Division Finals     November 24: 73rd Grey Cup @ Olympic StadiumMontreal, Quebec
                           
  East     E2  Montreal Concordes 26  
  E3  Ottawa Rough Riders 20     E1  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 50    
  E2  Montreal Concordes 30         E1  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24
      W1  BC Lions 37
  West     W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22    
  W3  Edmonton Eskimos 15     W1  BC Lions 42  
  W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22  

CFL Leaders[edit]

1985 CFL All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1985 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1985 Western All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1985 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1984 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1986 CFL season