1985 Seattle Seahawks season

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1985 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Chuck Knox
(3rd season)
General manager Mike McCormack
(Since 1982)
Owner Lloyd W. Nordstrom
(Since 1976)
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 8–8
Division place T-3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1985 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's tenth season with the National Football League.

Draft[edit]

1985 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 53 Owen Gill  RB Iowa
3 81 Danny Greene  WR Washington
4 109 Tony Davis  TE Missouri
5 123 Mark Napolitan  C Michigan St
5 128 Arnold Brown  DB NC Central
5 137 Johnnie Jones  RB Tennessee
7 193 Ron Mattes  OT Virginia
8 221 Judious Lewis  WR Arkansas St
9 248 Bob Otto  DE Idaho St
10 277 John Conner  QB Arizona
10 280 James Bowers  DB Memphis
11 305 Louis Cooper  LB Western Carolina
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1985 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • President/General Manager – Mike McCormack
  • Assistant General Manager – Chuck Allen
  • Player Personnel Director – Mike Allman
  • Assistant Player Personnel Director – Rick Thompson
  • Pro Personnel Assistant – Randy Mueller

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Tom Catlin
  • Defensive Line – George Dyer
  • Defensive Backs – Ralph Hawkins
  • Special Assignments – Joe Vitt

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Rusty Tillman


Final roster[edit]

1985 Seattle Seahawks final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
54 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1986 Pro Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 10 5:30pm PDT at Indianapolis Colts L 7-19 0–1 Hoosier Dome 60,014 KING Recap
2 August 16 7:30pm PDT Detroit Lions W 28-3 1–1 Kingdome 57,751 -- Recap
3 August 24 5:00pm PDT at Minnesota Vikings W 27-10 2–1 Metrodome 56,562 KING Recap
4 August 30 6:00pm PDT San Francisco 49ers L 21-23 2–2 Kingdome 60,403 -- Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2][3]

Regular season[edit]

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC West.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 8 10:00am PDT at Cincinnati Bengals W 28–24 1–0 Riverfront Stadium 51,625 NBC Recap
2 September 15 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers W 49–35 2–0 Jack Murphy Stadium 54,420 NBC Recap
3 September 23 6:00pm PDT Los Angeles Rams L 24–35 2–1 Kingdome 63,292 ABC Recap
4 September 29 10:00am PDT at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–28 2–2 Arrowhead Stadium 50,485 NBC Recap
5 October 6 1:00pm PDT San Diego Chargers W 26–21 3–2 Kingdome 61,300 NBC Recap
6 October 13 1:00pm PDT Atlanta Falcons W 30–26 4–2 Kingdome 60,430 CBS Recap
7 October 20 1:00pm PDT at Denver Broncos L 10–13 OT 4–3 Mile High Stadium 74,899 NBC Recap
8 October 27 10:00am PST at New York Jets L 14–17 4–4 Giants Stadium 69,320 NBC Recap
9 November 3 1:00pm PST Los Angeles Raiders W 33–3 5–4 Kingdome 64,060 NBC Recap
10 November 10 10:00am PST at New Orleans Saints W 27–3 6–4 Louisiana Superdome 47,365 NBC Recap
11 November 17 1:00pm PST New England Patriots L 13–20 6–5 Kingdome 60,345 NBC Recap
12 November 25 6:00pm PST at San Francisco 49ers L 6–19 6–6 Candlestick Park 57,482 ABC Recap
13 December 1 1:00pm PST Kansas City Chiefs W 24–6 7–6 Kingdome 52,655 NBC Recap
14 December 8 1:00pm PST Cleveland Browns W 31–13 8–6 Kingdome 58,477 NBC Recap
15 December 15 1:00pm PST at Los Angeles Raiders L 3–13 8–7 Memorial Coliseum 77,425 NBC Recap
16 December 20 5:00pm PST Denver Broncos L 24–27 8–8 Kingdome 56,283 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1985 NFL season results [4]

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 12 4 0 .750 5–3 9–3 354 308 W6
Denver Broncos 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 380 329 W2
Seattle Seahawks 8 8 0 .500 4–4 6–6 349 303 L2
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 .500 3–5 7–7 467 435 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 0 .375 3–5 4–8 317 360 W1

Game Summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 0 0 7
Colts 0 3 3 13 19

at Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis

Week P2: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 3 0 0 3
Seahawks 0 0 7 21 28

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 16
  • Game time: 7:34pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 57,751
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • Gamebook

Week P3: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 14 3 7 2 26
Vikings 0 3 7 0 10

at Metrodome, Minneapolis

Week P4: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 3 3 10 23
Seahawks 7 7 7 0 21

at Kingdome, Seattle

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 14 0 7 28
Bengals 0 10 14 0 24

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: September 8
  • Game time: 1:05pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 88 °F (31 °C), 71% humidity, wind W 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 51,625
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV announcers (NBC): Don Criqui & Bob Trumpy
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 2: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 7 28 7 49
Chargers 10 13 6 6 35

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego

Game information

Week 3: vs. Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 0 14 14 35
Seahawks 0 7 3 14 24

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 4: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 0 7
Chiefs 14 7 7 0 28

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: September 29
  • Game time: 12:00pm local
  • Game weather: showers, 47 °F (8 °C), 100% humidity, wind NE 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 50,485
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV announcers (NBC): Charlie Jones and Sam Rutigliano
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 5: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 7 0 14 21
Seahawks 3 3 7 13 26

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 6: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 6 3 17 26
Seahawks 7 0 7 16 30

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 7: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 3 0 10
Broncos 7 0 3 0 3 13

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

Game information

Week 8: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 14 0 0 14
Jets 0 0 7 10 17

at Shea Stadium, New York

Game information

Week 9: vs. Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 3 0 3
Seahawks 3 23 7 0 33

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 64,060
  • Referee: Chuck Heberling
  • TV announcers (NBC): Charlie Jones and Merlin Olsen
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 10: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 0 20 27
Saints 3 0 0 0 3

at Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

Week 11: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 0 7 0 13 20
Seahawks 0 3 10 0 13

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 60,345
  • Referee: Jerry Markbreit
  • TV announcers (NBC): Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 12: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 6 6
49ers 0 12 0 7 19

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

Game information

Week 13: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 3 0 3 0 6
Seahawks 3 14 7 0 24

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 14: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 0 3 7 13
Seahawks 3 14 7 7 31

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 58,477
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV announcers (NBC): Phil Stone and Reggie Rucker
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 15: at Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 0 0 0 3
Raiders 0 6 0 7 13

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 71 °F (22 °C), 36% humidity, wind 0 miles per hour (0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 77,425
  • Referee: Gene Barth
  • TV announcers (NBC): Charlie Jones and Merlin Olsen
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 16: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 10 0 17 27
Seahawks 7 10 0 7 24

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: December 20
  • Game time: 5:03pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 56,283
  • Referee: Chuck Heberling
  • TV announcers (ABC): Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, and Joe Namath
  • Gamebook
Game information

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1985 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1986 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1985 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External links[edit]