1985 Pittsburgh Steelers Season
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1985 Pittsburgh Steelers Season
1985 Pittsburgh Steelers season
OwnerArt Rooney
Head coachChuck Noll
General managerDick Haley
Home fieldThree Rivers Stadium
Results
Record7-9
Division place2nd AFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersPK Gary Anderson
WR Louis Lipps
LB Mike Merriweather
C Mike Webster
AP All-ProsLouis Lipps (2nd team)
Team MVPLouis Lipps
Team ROYHarry Newsome

The 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 53rd season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League. The Steelers challenged for the AFC Central most of the season, sitting at 6-5 after their first eleven games. However, losing 4 out of their final 5 games dropped the Steelers to a 7-9 overall record, their first season with a losing record in fourteen years.

Personnel

Staff

Roster

Offseason

Preseason

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Game Site Kickoff (ET) TV Result Record
1 Saturday, August 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Stadium 8:00 p.m. WTAE W 42-27 1-0
2 Saturday, August 17 at Minnesota Vikings Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 8:00 p.m. WTAE L 41-34 1-1
3 Friday, August 23 at St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium 8:30 p.m. WTAE L 14-6 1-2
4 Friday, August 30 New York Giants Three Rivers Stadium 7:30 p.m. WTAE L 24-14 1-3

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Game Site Kickoff (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sunday, September 8 Indianapolis Colts Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 45-3 1-0
2 Monday, September 16 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 9:00 p.m. ABC L 17-7 1-1
3 Sunday, September 22 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 20-0 2-1
4 Monday, September 30 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 p.m. ABC L 37-24 2-2
5 Sunday, October 6 at Miami Dolphins Miami Orange Bowl 1:00 p.m. NBC L 24-20 2-3
6 Sunday, October 13 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 27-13 2-4
7 Sunday, October 20 St. Louis Cardinals Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS W 23-10 3-4
8 Sunday, October 27 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 4:00 p.m. NBC L 26-21 3-5
9 Sunday, November 3 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 10-9 4-5
10 Sunday, November 10 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 36-28 5-5
11 Sunday, November 17 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 1:00 p.m. NBC W 30-7 6-5
12 Sunday, November 24 Washington Redskins Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS L 30-23 6-6
13 Sunday, December 1 Denver Broncos Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 31-23 6-7
14 Sunday, December 8 at San Diego Chargers Jack Murphy Stadium 9:00 p.m. ABC L 54-44 6-8
15 Sunday, December 15 Buffalo Bills Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 30-24 7-8
16 Saturday, December 21 at New York Giants Giants Stadium 12:30 p.m. NBC L 28-10 7-9

Week 1: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week 2: at Cleveland Browns

Week 3: vs. Houston Oilers

Week 4: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Week 5: at Miami Dolphins

Week 6: at Dallas Cowboys

Week 7: vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Week 8: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 9: vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 10: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 11: at Houston Oilers

Week 12: vs. Washington Redskins

Week 13: vs. Denver Broncos

Week 14: at San Diego Chargers

Week 15: vs. Buffalo Bills

Week 16: at New York Giants

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 1-5 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 .
  5. ^ Pro Football Reference; Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers - September 8th, 1985
  6. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns - September 16th, 1985
  7. ^ Pro Football Reference; Houston Oilers at Pittsburgh Steelers - September 22nd, 1985
  8. ^ Pro Football Reference; Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers - September 30th, 1985
  9. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Miami Dolphins - October 6th, 1985
  10. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Dallas Cowboys - October 13th, 1985
  11. ^ Pro Football Reference; St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers - October 20th, 1985
  12. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals - October 27th, 1985
  13. ^ Pro Football Reference; Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers - November 3rd, 1985
  14. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs - November 10th, 1985
  15. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Oilers - November 17th, 1985
  16. ^ Pro Football Reference; Washington Redskins at Pittsburgh Steelers - November 24th, 1985
  17. ^ Pro Football Reference; Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers - December 1st, 1985
  18. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers - December 8th, 1985
  19. ^ Pro Football Reference; Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers - December 15th, 1985
  20. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants - December 21st, 1985

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