1985 Los Angeles Raiders season

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1985 Los Angeles Raiders season
Head coach Tom Flores
General manager Al Davis
Owner Al Davis
Home field Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 12–4
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost in AFC Divisional
Timeline
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< 1984 1986 >

The 1985 Los Angeles Raiders season was their 26th in the league. They improved upon their previous season's output of 11–5, winning 12 games.[1] The team qualified for the playoffs for the fourth straight season.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 New York Jets W 31–0
57,123
2 September 12, 1985 at Kansas City Chiefs L 36–20
72,686
3 September 22, 1985 San Francisco 49ers L 34–10
87,006
4 September 29, 1985 at New England Patriots W 35–20
60,686
5 October 6, 1985 Kansas City Chiefs W 19–0
55,133
6 October 13, 1985 New Orleans Saints W 23–13
48,152
7 October 20, 1985 at Cleveland Browns W 21–20
77,928
8 October 28, 1985 San Diego Chargers W 34–21
69,297
9 November 3, 1985 at Seattle Seahawks L 33–3
64,060
10 November 10, 1985 at San Diego Chargers L 40–34
58,566
11 November 17, 1985 Cincinnati Bengals W 13–6
52,501
12 November 24, 1985 Denver Broncos W 31–28
63,161
13 December 1, 1985 at Atlanta Falcons W 34–24
20,858
14 December 8, 1985 at Denver Broncos W 17–14
75,042
15 December 15, 1985 Seattle Seahawks W 13–3
77,425
16 December 23, 1985 at Los Angeles Rams W 16–6
66,676

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional January 5, 1986 New England Patriots L 27–20
88,936

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 0 0 0 0
• Raiders 7 14 7 3 31

[2]


Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 12 4 0 .750 5–3 9–3 354 308
Denver Broncos 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 380 329
Seattle Seahawks 8 8 0 .500 4–4 6–6 349 303
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 .500 3–5 7–7 467 435
Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 0 .375 3–5 4–8 317 360

MVP[edit]

Running Back Marcus Allen earned the 1985 league MVP. Allen started all 16 games and caught the ball 99 times for 1,759 yards and 7 touchdowns. His longest reception was 61 yards and his receiving average 11.6 yards per catch. He also completed 2 of 2 passes for 32 yards for zero touchdowns.[3]

Pro Bowlers[edit]

The 1985 Raiders had four players make it to the Pro Bowl. They were Marcus Allen, Todd Christensen, Mike Haynes, and Howie Long.[4]

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