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1985 Atlanta Falcons season
Head Coach Dan Henning
Home Field Fulton County Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Place 4th NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1984 1986

The 1985 Atlanta Falcons season was the Falcons 20th season.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 2 Bill Fralic Guard Pittsburgh Panthers
2 45 Mike Gann Defensive End Notre Dame
4 89 Emile Harry Wide Receiver Stanford
6 152 Reggie Pleasant Defensive Back Clemson
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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1985 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Dan Henning
  • Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line – Dan Sekanovich

Offensive coaches

  • Running Backs – Sam Elliott
  • Receivers – Bob Harrison
  • Offensive Line – Larry Beightol
  • Tight Ends/H-Backs – Garry Puetz
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – John Marshall
  • Linebackers – Bobby Jackson
  • Secondary – Jack Stanton
  • Defensive Assistant – Joe Madden

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – George Dostal

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 Detroit Lions L 28-27
37,785
2 September 15, 1985 at San Francisco 49ers L 35-16
58,923
3 September 22, 1985 Denver Broncos L 44-28
37,903
4 September 29, 1985 at Los Angeles Rams L 17-6
49,870
5 October 6, 1985 San Francisco 49ers L 38-17
44,740
6 October 13, 1985 at Seattle Seahawks L 30-26
60,430
7 October 20, 1985 New Orleans Saints W 31-24
44,784
8 October 27, 1985 at Dallas Cowboys L 24-10
57,941
9 November 3, 1985 Washington Redskins L 44-10
42,209
10 November 10, 1985 at Philadelphia Eagles L 23-17
63,694
11 November 17, 1985 Los Angeles Rams W 30-14
29,960
12 November 24, 1985 at Chicago Bears L 36-0
61,769
13 December 1, 1985 Los Angeles Raiders L 34-24
20,858
14 December 8, 1985 at Kansas City Chiefs L 38-10
18,199
15 December 15, 1985 Minnesota Vikings W 14-13
14,167
16 December 22, 1985 at New Orleans Saints W 16-10
37,717

StandingsEdit

NFC West
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams(2) 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 340 277 L1
San Francisco 49ers(5) 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 411 263 W2
New Orleans Saints 5 11 0 .313 2–4 5–7 294 401 L3
Atlanta Falcons 4 12 0 .250 3–3 4–8 282 452 W2
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Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1985 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XX

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