1985 New England Patriots season
Head Coach Raymond Berry
General Manager Patrick Sullivan
Home Field Sullivan Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Place T-2nd AFC East
Playoff Finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Jets) 26–14
Won Divisional Playoffs (Raiders) 27–20
Won Conference Championship (Dolphins) 31–14
Lost Super Bowl XX (Bears) 46–10
Pro Bowlers CB Raymond Clayborn
KR Irving Fryar
G John Hannah
T Brian Holloway
RB Craig James
FS Fred Marion
LB Steve Nelson
LB Andre Tippett
Uniform
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Timeline
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1984 1986

The 1985 New England Patriots season was the 16th season for the team in the National Football League and 26th season overall. The Patriots had a record of eleven wins and five losses, and finished tied for second in the AFC East division. They lost in Super Bowl XX to the Chicago Bears 46–10.

Staff[edit | edit source]

New England Patriots 1985 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 Green Bay Packers W 26–20 Sullivan Stadium 1–0 49,488
2 September 15, 1985 at Chicago Bears L 20–7 Soldier Field 1–1 60,533
3 September 22, 1985 at Buffalo Bills W 17–14 Rich Stadium 2–1 40,334
4 September 29, 1985 Los Angeles Raiders L 35–20 Sullivan Stadium 2–2 60,686
5 October 6, 1985 at Cleveland Browns L 24–20 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 2–3 62,139
6 October 13, 1985 Buffalo Bills W 28–6 Sullivan Stadium 3–3 40,462
7 October 20, 1985 New York Jets W 20–13 Sullivan Stadium 4–3 58,163
8 October 27, 1985 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 32–14 Tampa Stadium 5–3 34,661
9 November 3, 1985 Miami Dolphins W 17–13 Sullivan Stadium 6–3 58,811
10 November 10, 1985 Indianapolis Colts W 34–15 Sullivan Stadium 7–3 54,176
11 November 17, 1985 at Seattle Seahawks W 20–13 The Kingdome 8–3 60,345
12 November 24, 1985 at New York Jets L 16–13 The Meadowlands 8–4 74,100
13 December 1, 1985 at Indianapolis Colts W 38–31 Hoosier Dome 9–4 56,740
14 December 8, 1985 Detroit Lions W 23–6 Sullivan Stadium 10–4 59,078
15 December 16, 1985 at Miami Dolphins L 30–27 Miami Orange Bowl 10–5 69,489
16 December 22, 1985 Cincinnati Bengals W 34–23 Sullivan Stadium 11–5 57,953

Postseason[edit | edit source]

Playoff Round Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
Wild Card Playoff December 28, 1985 at New York Jets W 26–14 Meadowlands Stadium 12–5 70,958
Divisional Playoff January 5, 1986 at LA Raiders W 27–20 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 13–5 88,936
AFC Championship January 12, 1986 at Miami Dolphins W 31–14 Orange Bowl 14–5 74,978
Super Bowl XX January 26, 1986 N Chicago Bears L 46–10 Louisiana Superdome 14–6 73,818

Standings[edit | edit source]

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

Roster[edit | edit source]

New England Patriots 1985 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

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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