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1985 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Darryl Rogers
(1st season)
General Manager Russ Thomas
(Since 1967)
Home Field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 7–9
Place 4th NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1984 1986

The 1985 Detroit Lions season was their 56th in the National Football League. In Darryl Rogers first year as head coach, the team improved upon their previous season's output of 4–11–1, winning seven games. The Lions beat four playoff teams at home, Dallas, San Francisco, Miami, and the N.Y. Jets, but lost to Tampa Bay and Indianapolis on the road. Despite the improvement, the team went winless in December (0-3) and missed the playoffs for the second straight year with a 7-9 record.


OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 6 Lomas Brown OT Florida
2 34 Kevin Glover C Maryland
3 62 James Johnson LB San Diego State
4 90 Kevin Hancock LB Baylor
5 118 Joe McIntosh RB North Carolina State
6 146 Stan Short G Penn State
7 174 Tony Staten DB Angelo State
8 202 Scott Caldwell RB Texas-Arlington
9 230 June James LB Texas
10 258 Clayton Beauford WR Auburn
11 286 Kevin Harris DB Georgia
12 314 Mike Weaver G Georgia

RosterEdit

1985 Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Practice squad



Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 at Atlanta Falcons W 28–27
37,785
2 September 15, 1985 Dallas Cowboys W 26–21
72,985
3 September 22, 1985 at Indianapolis Colts L 14–6
60,042
4 September 29, 1985 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30–9
45,023
5 October 6, 1985 at Green Bay Packers L 43–10
55,914
6 October 13, 1985 at Washington Redskins L 24–3
52,845
7 October 20, 1985 San Francisco 49ers W 23–21
67,715
8 October 27, 1985 Miami Dolphins W 31–21
75,291
9 November 3, 1985 at Minnesota Vikings L 16–13
58,012
10 November 10, 1985 at Chicago Bears L 24–3
53,467
11 November 17, 1985 Minnesota Vikings W 41–21
54,647
12 November 24, 1985 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 19–16 OT
43,471
13 November 28, 1985 New York Jets W 31–20
65,531
14 December 8, 1985 at New England Patriots L 23–6
59,078
15 December 15, 1985 Green Bay Packers L 26–23
49,379
16 December 22, 1985 Chicago Bears L 37–17
74,042

Season summaryEdit

Week 1Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Lions 0 14 14 0 28
Falcons 14 7 0 6 27
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StandingsEdit

NFC Central
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 15 1 0 .938 456 198 W3
Green Bay Packers 8 8 0 .500 337 355 W2
Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 .438 346 359 L2
Detroit Lions 7 9 0 .438 307 366 L3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 14 0 .125 294 448 L4
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ReferencesEdit

  1. Gainesville Sun. 1985 Sep 9. Retrieved 2017-Nov-01.
  2. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-Nov-01.
  3. (PDF) 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book. National Football League. p. 383. http://www.nfl.info/download/2010%20NFL%20Record%20and%20Fact%20Book.pdf. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
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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