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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.

1985 Los Angeles Raiders season
Head coachTom Flores
(7th season)
General managerAl Davis
(Since 1972)
OwnerAl Davis
(Since 1972)
Home fieldLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Local radioKRLA–AM 1110
Results
Record12–4
Division place1st AFC West
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 20–27

RosterEdit

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

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 New York Jets W 31–0
57,123
2 September 12, 1985 at Kansas City Chiefs L 36–20
72,686
3 September 22, 1985 San Francisco 49ers L 34–10
87,006
4 September 29, 1985 at New England Patriots W 35–20
60,686
5 October 6, 1985 Kansas City Chiefs W 19–0
55,133
6 October 13, 1985 New Orleans Saints W 23–13
48,152
7 October 20, 1985 at Cleveland Browns W 21–20
77,928
8 October 28, 1985 San Diego Chargers W 34–21
69,297
9 November 3, 1985 at Seattle Seahawks L 33–3
64,060
10 November 10, 1985 at San Diego Chargers L 40–34
58,566
11 November 17, 1985 Cincinnati Bengals W 13–6
52,501
12 November 24, 1985 Denver Broncos W 31–28
63,161
13 December 1, 1985 at Atlanta Falcons W 34–24
20,858
14 December 8, 1985 at Denver Broncos W 17–14
75,042
15 December 15, 1985 Seattle Seahawks W 13–3
77,425
16 December 23, 1985 at Los Angeles Rams W 16–6
66,676

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional January 5, 1986 New England Patriots L 27–20
88,936

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

1 234Total
Jets 0 000 0
• Raiders 7 1473 31

[2][3]

StandingsEdit

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

MVPEdit

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. [4]

Pro BowlersEdit

The 1985 Raiders had four players make it to the Pro Bowl. They were Marcus Allen, Todd Christensen, Mike Haynes, and Howie Long.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Raiders
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1985 Sept 9. Retrieved 2017-Nov-01.
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/rai/1985.htm
  5. ^ "1985 Los Angeles Raiders Starters, Roster, & Players – Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on May 13, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2009.