1985 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1985 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Chuck Noll
General manager Dick Haley
Owner Art Rooney
Home field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 2nd in AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers PK Gary Anderson
WR Louis Lipps
LB Mike Merriweather
C Mike Webster
AP All-Pros Louis Lipps (2nd team)
Team MVP Louis Lipps
Team ROY Harry Newsome
Timeline
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< 1984 1986 >

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1985 Pittsburgh Steelers staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Arthur J. Rooney
  • President – Daniel M. Rooney
  • Vice President – John R. McGinley
  • Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.
  • Controller – Dennis P. Thimons
  • Assistant Controller-Management – Dan Ferens
  • Traveling Secretary – James A. Boston
  • Publicity Director – Joe Gordon
  • Director of Ticket Sales – Geraldine Glenn
  • Assistant Controller-Tickets – Jim Ellenberger
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Haley
  • Assistant Director of Player Personnel – William Nunn, Jr.
  • Pro Talent Scout – Tom Modrak
  • Talent Scout – West Coast – Bob Schmitz
  • Talent Scout – Midwest – Mike Butler
  • College Talent Scout – Joe Krupa

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Tom Moore
  • Offensive Line: Tackles/Tight Ends – Ron Blackledge
  • Offensive Backfield – Dick Hoak
  • Offensive Line: Centers/Guards – Hal Hunter
Defensive coaches


Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning Coach – Walt Evans
  • Dentist – Dr. George P. Boucek
  • Opthalmologist – Dr. Phillip Buzzelli
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. David S. Huber
  • Neurological Surgery Consultant – Dr. Joseph C. Maroon
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Richard Rydze
  • Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. Paul Steele
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Anthony P. Yates
  • Trainer – Ralph Berlin
  • Trainer – Gary Stragar
  • Equipment Manager – Anthony Parisi
  • Field Manager – Rodgers Freyvogel
  • Film Director – Bob McCartney
  • Photographers – Mike Fabus, Bill Amatucci

[1]

Roster[edit]

1985 Pittsburgh Steelers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad [2] [3] [4]


Rookies in italics
54 Active, 4 Inactive, Practice squad

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Location Time (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sun. Sep. 8 Indianapolis Colts Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 45–3 1–0
2 Mon. Sep. 16 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 9:00 pm ABC L 17–7 1–1
3 Sun. Sep. 22 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 20–0 2–1
4 Mon. Sep. 30 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 pm ABC L 37–24 2–2
5 Sun. Oct. 6 at Miami Dolphins Miami Orange Bowl 1:00 pm NBC L 24–20 2–3
6 Sun. Oct. 13 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium 4:00 pm NBC L 27–13 2–4
7 Sun. Oct. 20 St. Louis Cardinals Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm CBS W 23–10 3–4
8 Sun. Oct. 27 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 1:00 pm NBC L 26–21 3–5
9 Sun. Nov. 3 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 10–9 4–5
10 Sun. Nov. 10 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 4:00 pm NBC W 36–28 5–5
11 Sun. Nov. 17 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 4:00 pm NBC W 30–7 6–5
12 Sun. Nov. 24 Washington Redskins Three Rivers Stadium 4:00 pm CBS L 30–23 6–6
13 Sun. Dec. 1 Denver Broncos Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC L 31–23 6–7
14 Sun. Dec. 8 at San Diego Chargers Jack Murphy Stadium 9:00 pm ABC L 54–44 6–8
15 Sun. Dec. 15 Buffalo Bills Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 30–24 7–8
16 Sat. Dec. 21 at New York Giants Giants Stadium 12:30 pm NBC L 28–10 7–9

Game Summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Sunday September 8, 1985): vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 0 0 0 3
Steelers 7 17 7 14 45

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 2 (Monday September 16, 1985): at Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7
Browns 0 7 3 7 17

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Scoring Drives:

Week 3 (Sunday September 22, 1985): vs. Houston Oilers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 14 3 3 0 20

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 4 (Monday September 30, 1985): vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 14 7 16 37
Steelers 0 10 14 0 24

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 5 (Sunday October 6, 1985): at Miami Dolphins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 17 0 3 20
Dolphins 7 7 3 7 24

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

Scoring Drives:

Week 6 (Sunday October 13, 1985): at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 0 10 13
Cowboys 0 10 10 7 27

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

Scoring Drives:

Week 7 (Sunday October 20, 1985): vs. St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 0 0 7 10
Steelers 14 3 6 0 23

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 8 (Sunday October 27, 1985): at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 14 21
Bengals 3 14 9 0 26

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 55,241
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 9 (Sunday November 3, 1985): vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 6 0 3 9
Steelers 0 0 7 3 10

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 51,976
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Len Berman (play by play), Reggie Rucker (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 10 (Sunday November 10, 1985): at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 10 17 3 6 36
Chiefs 7 7 0 14 28

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Game time: 4:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 46,126
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Marv Albert (play by play), Bob Griese (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 11 (Sunday November 17, 1985): at Houston Oilers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 7 13 7 30
Oilers 0 0 7 0 7

at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

  • Game time: 4:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: Dome
  • Game attendance: 45,977
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Tom Hammond (play by play), Jimmy Cefalo (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 12 (Sunday November 24, 1985): vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 14 6 7 3 30
Steelers 3 14 0 6 23

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 13 (Sunday December 1, 1985): vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 10 0 21 31
Steelers 0 6 3 14 23

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 56,797
  • Referee: Gene Barth
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 14 (Sunday December 8, 1985): at San Diego Chargers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 13 14 10 44
Chargers 21 13 7 13 54

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California

Scoring Drives:

Week 15 (Sunday December 15, 1985): vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 7 14 0 3 24
Steelers 0 14 6 10 30

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 16 (Saturday December 21, 1985): at New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 7 0 10
Giants 7 21 0 0 28

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Scoring Drives:

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  2. ^ 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  3. ^ 1986 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  4. ^ "http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/pit/1985_roster.htm".