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The 1985 Cincinnati Bengals season was their 16th in the National Football League (NFL). Wide receiver Isaac Curtis, a premier Bengal for 12 years, retired shortly before training camp opened. Second-year QB Boomer Esiason replaced Ken Anderson. The Bengals set a club scoring record with 441 points.

1985 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coachSam Wyche
(2nd season)
General managerPaul Brown
(Since 1966)
OwnerPaul Brown
(Since 1966)
Home fieldRiverfront Stadium
Results
Record7–9
Division place2nd AFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1985 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 13 Eddie Brown *  Wide receiver Miami (FL)
1 25 Emanuel King  Linebacker Alabama
2 43 Carl Zander  Linebacker Tennessee
3 70 Sean Thomas  Defensive back TCU
4 97 Anthony Tuggle  Defensive back Nicholls State
5 127 Tony Degrate  Defensive tackle Texas
5 129 Lee Davis  Defensive back Mississippi
6 148 Eric Stokes  Offensive tackle Northeastern
6 154 Keith Lester  Tight end Murray State
7 172 Kim Locklin  Running back New Mexico State
7 181 Joe Walter  Offensive tackle Texas Tech
8 211 Dave Strobel  Linebacker Iowa
9 238 Keith Cruise  Defensive end Northwestern
10 265 Bernard King  Linebacker Syracuse
11 296 Harold Stanfield  Tight end Mississippi College
12 322 Louis Garza  Offensive tackle New Mexico State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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RosterEdit

1985 Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 Seattle Seahawks L 28–24
51,625
2 September 15, 1985 at St. Louis Cardinals L 41–27
46,321
3 September 22, 1985 San Diego Chargers L 44–41
52,270
4 September 30, 1985 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 37–24
59,541
5 October 6, 1985 New York Jets L 29–20
51,785
6 October 13, 1985 New York Giants W 35–30
53,112
7 October 20, 1985 at Houston Oilers L 44–27
35,590
8 October 27, 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers W 26–21
55,421
9 November 3, 1985 at Buffalo Bills W 23–17
25,640
10 November 10, 1985 Cleveland Browns W 27–10
57,293
11 November 17, 1985 at Los Angeles Raiders L 13–6
52,501
12 November 24, 1985 at Cleveland Browns L 24–6
74,439
13 December 1, 1985 Houston Oilers W 45–27
46,140
14 December 8, 1985 Dallas Cowboys W 50–24
56,936
15 December 15, 1985 at Washington Redskins L 27–24
50,544
16 December 22, 1985 at New England Patriots L 34–23
57,953

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

Week 2Edit

Week 3Edit

Week 4Edit

1 234Total
• Bengals 0 14716 37
Steelers 0 10140 24

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Week 6Edit

1 234Total
Giants 0 31710 30
• Bengals 14 777 35

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StandingsEdit

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 1–3 4–8 284 412 L4

Team leadersEdit

PassingEdit

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Boomer Esiason 431 251 3443 27 12 92.3

RushingEdit

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
James Brooks 192 929 4.8 39 7
Larry Kinnebrew 170 714 4.2 29 9

ReceivingEdit

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Cris Collinsworth 65 1125 17.3 71 5
James Brooks 55 576 10.3 57 5
Eddie Brown 53 942 17.8 68 8

DefensiveEdit

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Tim Krumrie 96 3.5 0 1 2
Ross Browner 63 9 0 0 2
James Griffin 55 1 7 2 1

Kicking and puntingEdit

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Jim Breech 33 24 72.7% 50 48 96.0 120
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Pat McInally 57 2410 64 1 42.3

Special teamsEdit

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Mike Martin 48 1104 23.0 45 0 32 268 8.4 26 0

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Anthony Muñoz, AFC Pro Bowl selection

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1985 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Dec-24.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

External linksEdit