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1985 Los Angeles Raiders season
|1985 Los Angeles Raiders season|
|Head coach||Tom Flores|
|General manager||Al Davis|
|Home field||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum|
|Local radio||KRLA–AM 1110|
|Division place||1st AFC West|
|Playoff finish||Lost Divisional Playoffs (vs. Patriots) 20–27|
The 1985 Los Angeles Raiders season was their 26th in the league. They improved upon their previous season's output of 11–5, winning 12 games. The team qualified for the playoffs for the fourth straight season. Two close victories over Denver towards the end of the season gave Los Angeles the division title, while Denver missed the playoffs despite an 11-5 record.
Before the season
|1985 Los Angeles Raiders draft|
|1||23||Jessie Hester||WR||Florida State|
|3||79||Tim Moffett||WR||Ole Miss|
|3||80||Stefon Adams||DB||East Carolina||Played for Raiders in 1986–89|
|4||107||Jamie Kimmel||LB||Syracuse||Played for Raiders in 1986–87|
|6||143||Rusty Hilger||QB||Oklahoma State|
|7||192||Nick Haden||G||Penn State|
|8||220||Leonard Wingate||DT||South Carolina State|
|9||246||Chris Sydnor||DB||Penn State|
|11||303||Steve Strachan||RB||Boston College|
|12||332||Raymond Polk||DB||Oklahoma State|
Special teams coaches
|1||September 8||New York Jets||W 31–0||1–0||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||57,123||Recap|
|2||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 20–36||1–1||Arrowhead Stadium||72,686||Recap|
|3||September 22||San Francisco 49ers||L 10–34||1–2||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||87,006||Recap|
|4||September 29||at New England Patriots||W 35–20||2–2||Sullivan Stadium||60,686||Recap|
|5||October 6||Kansas City Chiefs||W 19–0||3–2||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||55,133||Recap|
|6||October 13||New Orleans Saints||W 23–13||4–2||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||48,152||Recap|
|7||October 20||at Cleveland Browns||W 21–20||5–2||Cleveland Municipal Stadium||77,928||Recap|
|8||San Diego Chargers||W 34–21||6–2||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||69,297||Recap|
|9||November 3||at Seattle Seahawks||L 3–33||6–3||Kingdome||64,060||Recap|
|10||November 10||at San Diego Chargers||L 34–40||6–4||Jack Murphy Stadium||58,566||Recap|
|11||November 17||Cincinnati Bengals||W 13–6||7–4||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||52,501||Recap|
|12||November 24||Denver Broncos||W 31–28 (OT)||8–4||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||63,161||Recap|
|13||December 1||at Atlanta Falcons||W 34–24||9–4||Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium||20,858||Recap|
|14||December 8||at Denver Broncos||W 17–14 (OT)||10–4||Mile High Stadium||75,042||Recap|
|15||December 15||Seattle Seahawks||W 13–3||11–4||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||77,425||Recap|
|16||at Los Angeles Rams||W 16–6||12–4||Anaheim Stadium||66,676||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
|Divisional||January 5, 1986||New England Patriots (5)||L 20–27||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||88,936||Recap|
- Dokie Williams 5 Rec, 131 Yds
Week 14 at Broncos
|Los Angeles Raiders(1)||12||4||0||.750||5–3||9–3||354||308||W6|
|San Diego Chargers||8||8||0||.500||3–5||7–7||467||435||L1|
|Kansas City Chiefs||6||10||0||.375||3–5||4–8||317||360||W1|
Running Back Marcus Allen earned the 1985 league MVP with Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears finishing as the runner-up. Allen started all 16 games and caught 67 passes for 2,314 total yards (1,759 rushing yards) and 14 total touchdowns (11 rushing touchdowns). His longest run was 61 yards, his longest reception was 44 yards, and he ran for 4.6 yards per carry. He also completed 1 of 2 passes for 16 yards for zero touchdowns. 
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