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1985 Pittsburgh Steelers season

1985 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Chuck Noll
General manager Dick Haley
Owner Art Rooney
Home field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 2nd in AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers PK Gary Anderson
WR Louis Lipps
LB Mike Merriweather
C Mike Webster
AP All-Pros Louis Lipps (2nd team)
Team MVP Louis Lipps
Team ROY Harry Newsome
Timeline
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Personnel

Staff

1985 Pittsburgh Steelers staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Arthur J. Rooney
  • President – Daniel M. Rooney
  • Vice President – John R. McGinley
  • Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.
  • Controller – Dennis P. Thimons
  • Assistant Controller-Management – Dan Ferens
  • Traveling Secretary – James A. Boston
  • Publicity Director – Joe Gordon
  • Director of Ticket Sales – Geraldine Glenn
  • Assistant Controller-Tickets – Jim Ellenberger
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Haley
  • Assistant Director of Player Personnel – William Nunn, Jr.
  • Pro Talent Scout – Tom Modrak
  • Talent Scout – West Coast – Bob Schmitz
  • Talent Scout – Midwest – Mike Butler
  • College Talent Scout – Joe Krupa

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Tom Moore
  • Offensive Line: Tackles/Tight Ends – Ron Blackledge
  • Offensive Backfield – Dick Hoak
  • Offensive Line: Centers/Guards – Hal Hunter
Defensive coaches


Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning Coach – Walt Evans
  • Dentist – Dr. George P. Boucek
  • Ophthalmologist – Dr. Phillip Buzzelli
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. David S. Huber
  • Neurological Surgery Consultant – Dr. Joseph C. Maroon
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Richard Rydze
  • Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. Paul Steele
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Anthony P. Yates
  • Trainer – Ralph Berlin
  • Trainer – Gary Stragar
  • Equipment Manager – Anthony Parisi
  • Field Manager – Rodgers Freyvogel
  • Film Director – Bob McCartney
  • Photographers – Mike Fabus, Bill Amatucci

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Roster

1985 Pittsburgh Steelers final roster
Quarterbacks

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Offensive linemen

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Linebackers

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Reserve lists

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Practice squad [2] [3] [4]


Rookies in italics
54 Active, 4 Inactive, Practice squad

Offseason

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Location Time (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sun. Sep. 8 Indianapolis Colts Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 45–3 1–0
2 Mon. Sep. 16 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 9:00 pm ABC L 17–7 1–1
3 Sun. Sep. 22 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 20–0 2–1
4 Mon. Sep. 30 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 pm ABC L 37–24 2–2
5 Sun. Oct. 6 at Miami Dolphins Miami Orange Bowl 1:00 pm NBC L 24–20 2–3
6 Sun. Oct. 13 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium 4:00 pm NBC L 27–13 2–4
7 Sun. Oct. 20 St. Louis Cardinals Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm CBS W 23–10 3–4
8 Sun. Oct. 27 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 1:00 pm NBC L 26–21 3–5
9 Sun. Nov. 3 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 10–9 4–5
10 Sun. Nov. 10 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 4:00 pm NBC W 36–28 5–5
11 Sun. Nov. 17 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 4:00 pm NBC W 30–7 6–5
12 Sun. Nov. 24 Washington Redskins Three Rivers Stadium 4:00 pm CBS L 30–23 6–6
13 Sun. Dec. 1 Denver Broncos Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC L 31–23 6–7
14 Sun. Dec. 8 at San Diego Chargers Jack Murphy Stadium 9:00 pm ABC L 54–44 6–8
15 Sun. Dec. 15 Buffalo Bills Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 30–24 7–8
16 Sat. Dec. 21 at New York Giants Giants Stadium 12:30 pm NBC L 28–10 7–9

Game Summaries

Week 1 (Sunday September 8, 1985): vs. Indianapolis Colts

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Colts 3 0 0 0</td>

<td>3</td>

Steelers 7 17 7 14</td>

<td>45</td>

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 2 (Monday September 16, 1985): at Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Steelers 0 0 0 7</td>

<td>7</td>

Browns 0 7 3 7</td>

<td>17</td>

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Scoring Drives:

Week 3 (Sunday September 22, 1985): vs. Houston Oilers

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Oilers 0 0 0 0</td>

<td>0</td>

Steelers 14 3 3 0</td>

<td>20</td>

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 4 (Monday September 30, 1985): vs. Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Bengals 0 14 7 16</td>

<td>37</td>

Steelers 0 10 14 0</td>

<td>24</td>

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 5 (Sunday October 6, 1985): at Miami Dolphins

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Steelers 0 17 0 3</td>

<td>20</td>

Dolphins 7 7 3 7</td>

<td>24</td>

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

Scoring Drives:

Week 6 (Sunday October 13, 1985): at Dallas Cowboys

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Steelers 0 3 0 10</td>

<td>13</td>

Cowboys 0 10 10 7</td>

<td>27</td>

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

Scoring Drives:

Week 7 (Sunday October 20, 1985): vs. St. Louis Cardinals

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Cardinals 3 0 0 7</td>

<td>10</td>

Steelers 14 3 6 0</td>

<td>23</td>

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 8 (Sunday October 27, 1985): at Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Steelers 0 7 0 14</td>

<td>21</td>

Bengals 3 14 9 0</td>

<td>26</td>

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 55,241
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 9 (Sunday November 3, 1985): vs. Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Browns 0 6 0 3</td>

<td>9</td>

Steelers 0 0 7 3</td>

<td>10</td>

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 51,976
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Len Berman (play by play), Reggie Rucker (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 10 (Sunday November 10, 1985): at Kansas City Chiefs

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Steelers 10 17 3 6</td>

<td>36</td>

Chiefs 7 7 0 14</td>

<td>28</td>

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Game time: 4:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 46,126
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Marv Albert (play by play), Bob Griese (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 11 (Sunday November 17, 1985): at Houston Oilers

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Steelers 3 7 13 7</td>

<td>30</td>

Oilers 0 0 7 0</td>

<td>7</td>

at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

  • Game time: 4:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: Dome
  • Game attendance: 45,977
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Tom Hammond (play by play), Jimmy Cefalo (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 12 (Sunday November 24, 1985): vs. Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Redskins 14 6 7 3</td>

<td>30</td>

Steelers 3 14 0 6</td>

<td>23</td>

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 13 (Sunday December 1, 1985): vs. Denver Broncos

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Broncos 0 10 0 21</td>

<td>31</td>

Steelers 0 6 3 14</td>

<td>23</td>

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 56,797
  • Referee: Gene Barth
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 14 (Sunday December 8, 1985): at San Diego Chargers

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Steelers 7 13 14 10</td>

<td>44</td>

Chargers 21 13 7 13</td>

<td>54</td>

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California

Scoring Drives:

Week 15 (Sunday December 15, 1985): vs. Buffalo Bills

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Bills 7 14 0 3</td>

<td>24</td>

Steelers 0 14 6 10</td>

<td>30</td>

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 16 (Saturday December 21, 1985): at New York Giants

1 2 3 4</th>

<th width="25">Total</th>

Steelers 0 3 7 0</td>

<td>10</td>

Giants 7 21 0 0</td>

<td>28</td>

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Scoring Drives:

Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns(3) 8 8 0 .500 4–2 7–5 287 294 L1
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 4–2 5–7 441 437 L2
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 379 355 L1
Houston Oilers 5 11 0 .313 1–3 4–8 284 412 L4

References

  1. ^ 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  2. ^ 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  3. ^ 1986 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  4. ^ "1985 Pittsburgh Steelers". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-12-23.