1985 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1985 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Sam Wyche
Owner Paul Brown
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1984 1986 >

The 1985 Cincinnati Bengals season was their 16th in the National Football League (NFL).

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1985 NFL Draft
1985 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 13 Eddie Brown *  Wide receiver Miami (FL)
1 25 Emanuel King  Linebacker Alabama
2 43 Carl Zander  Linebacker Tennessee
3 70 Sean Thomas  Defensive back TCU
4 97 Anthony Tuggle  Defensive back Nicholls State
5 127 Tony Degrate  Defensive tackle Texas
5 129 Lee Davis  Defensive back Mississippi
6 148 Eric Stokes  Offensive tackle Northeastern
6 154 Keith Lester  Tight end Murray State
7 172 Kim Locklin  Running back New Mexico State
7 181 Joe Walter  Offensive tackle Texas Tech
8 211 Dave Strobel  Linebacker Iowa
9 238 Keith Cruise  Defensive end Northwestern
10 265 Bernard King  Linebacker Syracuse
11 296 Harold Stanfield  Tight end Mississippi College
12 322 Louis Garza  Offensive tackle New Mexico State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 Seattle Seahawks L 28–24
51,625
2 September 15, 1985 at St. Louis Cardinals L 41–27
46,321
3 September 22, 1985 San Diego Chargers L 44–41
52,270
4 September 30, 1985 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 37–24
59,541
5 October 6, 1985 New York Jets L 29–20
51,785
6 October 13, 1985 New York Giants W 35–30
53,112
7 October 20, 1985 at Houston Oilers L 44–27
35,590
8 October 27, 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers W 26–21
55,421
9 November 3, 1985 at Buffalo Bills W 23–17
25,640
10 November 10, 1985 Cleveland Browns W 27–10
57,293
11 November 17, 1985 at Los Angeles Raiders L 13–6
52,501
12 November 24, 1985 at Cleveland Browns L 24–6
74,439
13 December 1, 1985 Houston Oilers W 45–27
46,140
14 December 8, 1985 Dallas Cowboys W 50–24
56,936
15 December 15, 1985 at Washington Redskins L 27–24
50,544
16 December 22, 1985 at New England Patriots L 34–23
57,953

Game summaries[edit]

Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 3 17 10 30
• Bengals 14 7 7 7 35

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Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Cleveland Browns(3) 8 8 0 .500 4–2 7–5 287 294
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 4–2 5–7 441 437
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 379 355
Houston Oilers 5 11 0 .313 1–3 4–8 284 412

Team leaders[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Boomer Esiason 431 251 3443 27 12 92.3

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
James Brooks 192 929 4.8 39 7
Larry Kinnebrew 170 714 4.2 29 9

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Cris Collinsworth 65 1125 17.3 71 5
James Brooks 55 576 10.3 57 5
Eddie Brown 53 942 17.8 68 8

Defensive[edit]

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Tim Krumrie 96 3.5 0 1 2
Ross Browner 63 9 0 0 2
James Griffin 55 1 7 2 1

Kicking and punting[edit]

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Jim Breech 33 24 72.7% 50 48 96.0 120
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Pat McInally 57 2410 64 1 42.3

Special teams[edit]

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Mike Martin 48 1104 23.0 45 0 32 268 8.4 26 0

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Anthony Muñoz, AFC Pro Bowl selection

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1985 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

External links[edit]