1985 Washington Redskins Season
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1985 Washington Redskins Season
1985 Washington Redskins season
OwnerJack Kent Cooke
Head coachJoe Gibbs
General managerBobby Beathard
Home fieldRFK Stadium
Results
Record10-6
Division place3rd NFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1985 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 54th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 49th in Washington, D.C. The team failed to improve on their 11-5 record from 1984 and finished 10-6. The biggest moment of the year occurred on a November 18 Monday Night Football game, which witnessed Joe Theismann's career-ending injury after a sack by New York Giants outside linebacker Lawrence Taylor. The tackle resulted in a serious leg injury, and Theismann never played in the NFL again. Though the team failed to make the playoffs, they remained in contention for the entire regular season.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
2 33 Tory Nixon DB San Diego State
5 122 Raphel Cherry DB Hawaii
6 163 Danzell Lee TE Lamar
8 219 Barry Wilburn DB Mississippi
10 263 Terry Orr TE Texas
11 290 Raleigh McKenzie C Tennessee

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Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game
recap
1 September 9 at Dallas Cowboys L 14-44 0-1 Texas Stadium 62,292 Recap
2 September 15 Houston Oilers W 16-13 1-1 RFK Stadium 53,553 Recap
3 September 22 Philadelphia Eagles L 6-19 1-2 RFK Stadium 53,748 Recap
4 September 29 at Chicago Bears L 10-45 1-3 Soldier Field 63,708 Recap
5 October 7 St. Louis Cardinals W 27-10 2-3 RFK Stadium 53,134 Recap
6 October 13 Detroit Lions W 24-3 3-3 RFK Stadium 52,845 Recap
7 October 20 at New York Giants L 3-17 3-4 Giants Stadium 74,389 Recap
8 October 27 at Cleveland Browns W 14-7 4-4 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 78,540 Recap
9 November 3 at Atlanta Falcons W 44-10 5-4 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 42,209 Recap
10 November 10 Dallas Cowboys L 7-13 5-5 RFK Stadium 55,750 Recap
11 November 18 New York Giants W 23-21 6-5 RFK Stadium 53,371 Recap
12 November 24 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 30-23 7-5 Three Rivers Stadium 59,293 Recap
13 December 1 San Francisco 49ers L 8-35 7-6 RFK Stadium 51,321 Recap
14 December 8 at Philadelphia Eagles W 17-12 8-6 Veterans Stadium 60,737 Recap
15 December 15 Cincinnati Bengals W 27-24 9-6 RFK Stadium 50,544 Recap
16 December 21 at St. Louis Cardinals W 27-16 10-6 Busch Memorial Stadium 28,090 Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: at Dallas Cowboys

Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
1 234Total
Redskins 0 707 14
Cowboys 3 141314 44

Week 2: vs. Houston Oilers

Houston Oilers at Washington Redskins
1 234Total
Oilers 0 1030 13
Redskins 13 300 16
  • Date: Sunday, September 15
  • Location: RFK Stadium o Washington, D.C.
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 62°F, wind 8 mph

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys(3) 10 6 0 .625 6-2 7-5 357 333 L1
New York Giants(4) 10 6 0 .625 5-3 8-4 399 283 W1
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 4-4 6-6 297 312 W3
Philadelphia Eagles 7 9 0 .438 4-4 6-8 286 310 W1
St. Louis Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 1-7 3-9 278 414 L2

References


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