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1985 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Kay Stephenson
Hank Bullough
Home Field Rich Stadium
Results
Record 2–14
Place 5th AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1984 1986

The 1985 Buffalo Bills season was the 26th season for the club and its 16th in the National Football League.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 1 Bruce Smith [1] Defensive End Virginia Tech
1 14 Derrick Burroughs Defensive Back Memphis
2 29 Mark Traynowicz Guard Nebraska
2 42 Chris Burkett Wide Receiver Jackson State
3 57 Frank Reich Quarterback Maryland
3 63 Hal Garner Linebacker Utah State
4 86 Andre Reed Wide Receiver Kutztown State
4 112 Dale Hellestrae Tackle Southern Methodist
5 130 Jimmy Teal Wide Receiver Texas A&M
6 141 Mike Hamby Defensive End Utah State
7 169 Ron Pitts Defensive Back UCLA
8 197 Jacque Robinson Fullback Washington
9 225 Glenn Jones Defensive Back Norfolk State
10 253 Chris Babyar Guard Illinois
11 282 James Seawright Linebacker South Carolina
12 333 Paul Woodside Kicker West Virginia

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Personnel

Staff

1985 Buffalo Bills staff

Front Office

  • President – Ralph Wilson
  • Senior Executive Vice President – Pat McGroder
  • Vice President of Administration/General Manager – Terry Bledsoe
  • Vice President of Player Personnel – Norm Pollom
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Bill Polian
  • Assistant Director of Player Personnel – Bob Ferguson

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Line – Ardell Wiegandt
  • Linebackers – Monte Kiffin
  • Defensive Backfield – Dick Moseley

Strength and Conditioning

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Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 San Diego Chargers L 14–9
67,597
2 September 15, 1985 at New York Jets L 42–3
63,449
3 September 22, 1985 New England Patriots L 17–14
40,334
4 September 29, 1985 Minnesota Vikings L 27–20
45,667
5 October 6, 1985 at Indianapolis Colts L 49–17
60,003
6 October 13, 1985 at New England Patriots L 14–3
40,462
7 October 20, 1985 Indianapolis Colts W 21–9
28,430
8 October 27, 1985 at Philadelphia Eagles L 21–17
60,987
9 November 3, 1985 Cincinnati Bengals L 23–17
25,640
10 November 10, 1985 Houston Oilers W 20–0
21,881
11 November 17, 1985 at Cleveland Browns L 17–7
54,478
12 November 24, 1985 Miami Dolphins L 23–14
50,474
13 December 1, 1985 at San Diego Chargers L 40–7
45,487
14 December 8, 1985 New York Jets L 27–7
23,122
15 December 15, 1985 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 30–24
35,953
16 December 22, 1985 at Miami Dolphins L 28–0
64,811

Standings

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Miami Dolphins 12 4 0 .750 428 320
New York Jets 11 5 0 .688 393 264
New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 362 290
Indianapolis Colts 5 11 0 .313 320 386
Buffalo Bills 2 14 0 .125 200 381

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Roster

Awards and honors

References

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 392
  2. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/buf/1985_draft.htm
  3. 1985 Buffalo Bills Media Guide. pp. 3–21. http://www.buffalobills.com/team/history/mediaguidearchive.html. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  4. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 293
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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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