1985 Detroit Lions season

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1985 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Darryl Rogers
Home field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 4th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1984 1986 >

The 1985 Detroit Lions season was their 56th in the National Football League. The team improved upon their previous season's output of 4–11–1, winning seven games. Despite the improvement, the team missed the playoffs for the second straight year.

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

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 383. Retrieved February 20, 2011.