1985 Green Bay Packers Season
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1985 Green Bay Packers Season
1985 Green Bay Packers season
OwnerGreen Bay Packers, Inc.
Head coachForrest Gregg
General managerBob Harlan
Home fieldLambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record8-8
Division place2nd NFC Central
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1985 Green Bay Packers season was their 67th season overall and their 65th in the National Football League. The team finished with an 8-8 record under coach Forrest Gregg, the same record from the previous year. The Packers earned a second-place finish in the NFC Central division.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1985 Green Bay Packers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 7 Ken Ruettgers G USC
3 71 Rich Moran G San Diego State
4 98 Walter Stanley WR Mesa State
5 125 Brian Noble LB Arizona State
6 155 Mark Lewis TE Texas A&M
7 171 Eric Wilson LB Maryland
182 Gary Ellerson RB Wisconsin
8 209 Ken Stills S Wisconsin
9 239 Morris Johnson G Alabama A&M
10 266 Ronnie Burgess CB Wake Forest
11 294 Joe Shield QB Trinity
12 323 Jim Meyer P Arizona State

Personnel

Staff

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Roster

Regular season

The team finished with an 8-8 record for the third consecutive season. The team was 5-3 at home and 3-5 on the road.[2]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 8 at New England Patriots L 20-26 0-1 Sullivan Stadium Recap
2 September 15 New York Giants W 23-20 1-1 Lambeau Field Recap
3 September 22 New York Jets L 3-24 1-2 Milwaukee County Stadium Recap
4 September 29 at St. Louis Cardinals L 28-43 1-3 Busch Memorial Stadium Recap
5 October 6 Detroit Lions W 43-10 2-3 Lambeau Field Recap
6 October 13 Minnesota Vikings W 20-17 3-3 Milwaukee County Stadium Recap
7 October 21 at Chicago Bears L 7-23 3-4 Soldier Field Recap
8 October 27 at Indianapolis Colts L 10-37 3-5 Hoosier Dome Recap
9 November 3 Chicago Bears L 10-16 3-6 Lambeau Field Recap
10 November 10 at Minnesota Vikings W 27-17 4-6 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Recap
11 November 17 New Orleans Saints W 38-14 5-6 Milwaukee County Stadium Recap
12 November 24 at Los Angeles Rams L 17-34 5-7 Anaheim Stadium Recap
13 December 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21-0 6-7 Lambeau Field Recap
14 December 8 Miami Dolphins L 24-34 6-8 Lambeau Field Recap
15 December 15 at Detroit Lions W 26-23 7-8 Pontiac Silverdome Recap
16 December 22 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 20-17 8-8 Tampa Stadium Recap

Game summaries

Week 10

1 234Total
• Packers 3 3021 27
Vikings 7 073 17

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Week 13

1 234Total
Buccaneers 0 000 0
Packers 0 777 21

This divisional matchup with Tampa Bay would come to be known as the Snow Bowl in Packers' history. By kickoff, twelves inches of snow had fallen and the roads were impossible to navigate preventing many fans from attending. This gave the game the dubious distinction of having over 36,000 "no-shows", the most in Packers history.

The game itself saw the Packers dominate the Buccaneers en route to a 21-0 victory. The Packers offense gained 512 total yards to the Buccaneers' 65. During the game, Packers defensive end Alphonso Carreker sacked Buccaneers quarterback Steve Young a team record four times.

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Chicago Bears(1) 15 1 0 .938 8-0 12-0 456 198 W3
Green Bay Packers 8 8 0 .500 6-2 8-4 337 355 W2
Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 .438 3-5 5-9 346 359 L2
Detroit Lions 7 9 0 .438 2-6 5-7 307 366 L3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 14 0 .125 1-7 2-10 294 448 L4

Statistics

Passing

Player Attempts Completion Percentage Yards Avg Long TD Int Sacks Rating
Lynn Dickey 314 172 54.8 2206 7.03 63 15 17 30 70.4
Jim Zorn 123 56 45.5 794 6.46 56t 4 6 11 57.4
Randy Wright 74 39 52.7 552 7.46 38 2 4 8 63.6
TOTALS 513 267 52.0 3552 6.92 63 21 27 0 66.0

Receiving

Player Receptions Yards Average TD Long
James Lofton 69 1153 16.7 4 56t
Paul Coffman 49 666 13.6 6 32
Phil Epps 44 683 15.5 3 63
Eddie Lee Ivery 28 270 9.6 2 24
Jessie Clark 24 252 10.5 2 55t
Gerry Ellis 24 206 8.6 0 35
Preston Dennard 13 182 14.0 2 34
Ed West 8 95 11.9 1 30
Harlan Huckleby 5 27 5.4 0 8
TOTALS 267 3552 13.3 21 63

Rushing

Player Attempts Yards avg TD Long
Eddie Lee Ivery 132 636 4.8 2 34
Jessie Clark 147 633 4.3 5 80
Gerry Ellis 104 571 5.5 5 39t
Gary Ellerson 32 205 6.4 2 37t
Phil Epps 5 103 20.6 1 34
Harlan Huckleby 8 41 5.1 0 15
Lynn Dickey 18 -12 -0.7 1 3
TOTALS 470 2208 4.7 16 8

Defensive

Player Sacks INT'S Yards Average TD Long
John Anderson 6.0 2 2 1.0 0 2
Robert Brown 3.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Butler 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mossy Cade 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0
Alphonso Carreker 9.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Douglass 1.5 2 126 63.0 1 80t
Tom Flynn 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7
Donnie Humphrey 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Ezra Johnson 9.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mark Lee 0.0 1 23 23.0 0 23
Tim Lewis 0.0 4 4 1.0 0 4
Charles Martin 3.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mark Murphy 4.0 2 50 25.0 1 50t
Brian Noble 3.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Guy Prather 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Randy Scott 3.0 2 50 25.0 0 30
TOTALS 48.0 15 262 17.5 2 8

Awards and records

Hall of Famers

The Following were inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in February 1985;

References

  1. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 266
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

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