1985 New York Jets season

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1985 New York Jets season
Head coach Joe Walton
General manager Jim Kensil
Owner Leon Hess
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish Lost AFC Wild Card
26–14 vs. New England Patriots
Timeline
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< 1984 1986 >

The 1985 New York Jets season was the 26th season for the team and the 16th in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 7–9 record from 1984 under head coach Joe Walton. Among quarterbacks, Ken O'Brien had the lowest rate of interceptions. He had 8 interceptions in 488 passing attempts. The Jets finished the season with a record of 11–5, qualifying for the top Wild Card spot in the playoffs. In the playoffs, they fell at home to the division rival, and eventual AFC champion New England Patriots in the Wild Card round.

Offseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 at Los Angeles Raiders L 31–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
57,123
2 September 15, 1985 Buffalo Bills W 42–3 The Meadowlands
63,449
3 September 22, 1985 at Green Bay Packers W 24–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
53,667
4 September 29, 1985 Indianapolis Colts W 25–20 The Meadowlands
61,987
5 October 6, 1985 at Cincinnati Bengals W 29–20 Riverfront Stadium
51,785
6 October 14, 1985 Miami Dolphins W 23–7 The Meadowlands
73,807
7 October 20, 1985 at New England Patriots L 20–13 Sullivan Stadium
58,163
8 October 27, 1985 Seattle Seahawks W 17–14 The Meadowlands
69,320
9 November 3, 1985 at Indianapolis Colts W 35–17 Hoosier Dome
59,683
10 November 10, 1985 at Miami Dolphins L 21–17 Miami Orange Bowl
73,965
11 November 17, 1985 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 62–28 The Meadowlands
65,344
12 November 24, 1985 New England Patriots W 16–13 (OT) The Meadowlands
74,100
13 November 28, 1985 at Detroit Lions L 31–20 Pontiac Silverdome
65,531
14 December 8, 1985 at Buffalo Bills W 27–7 Rich Stadium
23,122
15 December 14, 1985 Chicago Bears L 19–6 The Meadowlands
74,752
16 December 22, 1985 Cleveland Browns W 37–10 The Meadowlands
59,073

Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears was broadcast nationally on CBS with commentators Pat Summerall and John Madden.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 8[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 14 0 0 14
• Jets 0 0 7 10 17

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Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Miami Dolphins(2) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 9–3 428 320
New York Jets(4) 11 5 0 .563 6–2 9–3 393 264
New England Patriots(5) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 8–4 362 290
Indianapolis Colts 5 11 0 .313 1–7 2–10 320 386
Buffalo Bills 2 14 0 .125 1–7 2–12 200 381

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
WC December 28, 1985 New England Patriots L 26–14 The Meadowlands
70,958

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Freeman McNeil, Pro Bowl selection
  • Ken O'Brien, AFC Pro Bowl selection
  • Ken O'Brien, NFL passing leader (96.2 passer rating)

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