1985 New York Jets season
Head Coach Joe Walton
Home Field The Meadowlands
Results
Record 11–5
Place 2nd AFC East
Playoff Finish Lost AFC Wild Card
26–14 vs. New England Patriots
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1984 1986

The 1985 New York Jets season was the 26th season for the team and the 16th in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 7–9 record from 1984 under head coach Joe Walton. Among quarterbacks, Ken O'Brien had the lowest rate of interceptions. He had 8 interceptions in 488 passing attempts. The Jets finished the season with a record of 11–5, qualifying for the top Wild Card spot in the playoffs. In the playoffs, they fell at home to the division rival, and eventual AFC champion New England Patriots in the Wild Card round.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1985-09-08 at Los Angeles Raiders L 31–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
57,123
2 1985-09-15 Buffalo Bills W 42–3 The Meadowlands
63,449
3 1985-09-22 at Green Bay Packers W 24–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
53,667
4 1985-09-29 Indianapolis Colts W 25–20 The Meadowlands
61,987
5 1985-10-06 at Cincinnati Bengals W 29–20 Riverfront Stadium
51,785
6 1985-10-14 Miami Dolphins W 23–7 The Meadowlands
73,807
7 1985-10-20 at New England Patriots L 20–13 Sullivan Stadium
58,163
8 1985-10-27 Seattle Seahawks W 17–14 The Meadowlands
69,320
9 1985-11-03 at Indianapolis Colts W 35–17 Hoosier Dome
59,683
10 1985-11-10 at Miami Dolphins L 21–17 Miami Orange Bowl
73,965
11 1985-11-17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 62–28 The Meadowlands
65,344
12 1985-11-24 New England Patriots W 16–13 (OT) The Meadowlands
74,100
13 1985-11-28 at Detroit Lions L 31–20 Pontiac Silverdome
65,531
14 1985-12-08 at Buffalo Bills W 27–7 Rich Stadium
23,122
15 1985-12-14 Chicago Bears L 19–6 The Meadowlands
74,752
16 1985-12-22 Cleveland Browns W 37–10 The Meadowlands
59,073

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
WC 1985-12-28 New England Patriots L 26–14 The Meadowlands
70,958

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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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