1985 Los Angeles Raiders season

1985 Los Angeles Raiders season
Owner Al Davis
Head coach Tom Flores
General manager Al Davis
Home field Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Local radio KRLA–AM 1110
Results
Record 12–4
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.[1] 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

Draft

1985 Los Angeles Raiders draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
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
5 135 Dan Reeder  RB Delaware
6 143 Rusty Hilger  QB Oklahoma State
7 186 Kevin Belcher  T Wisconsin
7 188 Mark Pattison  WR Washington
7 191 Bret Clark  DB Nebraska
7 192 Nick Haden  G Penn State
8 220 Leonard Wingate  DT South Carolina State
9 246 Chris Sydnor  DB Penn State
10 275 Reggie McKenzie  LB Tennessee
10 276 Albert Myres  DB Tulsa
11 303 Steve Strachan  RB Boston College
12 332 Raymond Polk  DB Oklahoma State
      Made roster  

[2]

Personnel

Staff

1985 Los Angeles Raiders staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


Roster

1985 Los Angeles Raiders roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 8 New York Jets W 31–0 1–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 57,123 Recap
2 September 12 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 October 28 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 December 23 at Los Angeles Rams W 16–6 12–4 Anaheim Stadium 66,676 Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Playoffs

Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Venue Attendance Recap
Divisional January 5, 1986 New England Patriots (5) L 20–27 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 88,936 Recap

Game summaries

Week 1

1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 0 0 0 0
β€’ Raiders 7 14 7 3 31

[3] [4]

Week 14 at Broncos

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 12 4 0 .750 5–3 9–3 354 308 W6
Denver Broncos 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 380 329 W2
Seattle Seahawks 8 8 0 .500 4–4 6–6 349 303 L2
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

MVP

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. [5]

Pro Bowlers

The 1985 Raiders had four players make it to the Pro Bowl. They were Marcus Allen, Todd Christensen, Mike Haynes, and Howie Long.[6]

References

  1. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Raiders
  2. ^ "1985 Los Angeles Raiders Draftees". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1985 Sept 9. Retrieved 2017-Nov-01.
  5. ^ "1985 Los Angeles Raiders Statistics & Players".
  6. ^ "1985 Los Angeles Raiders Starters, Roster, & Players – Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on May 13, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2009.

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