1985 Seattle Seahawks season


The 1985 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's tenth season with the National Football League.

1985 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachChuck Knox
(3rd season)
General managerMike McCormack
(Since 1982)
OwnerLloyd W. Nordstrom
(Since 1976)
Home fieldKingdome
Results
Record8-8
Division placeT-3rd AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersWR Steve Largent
LB Fredd Young
SS Kenny Easley
AP All-ProsWR Steve Largent (1st team)
SS Kenny Easley (1st team)

OffseasonEdit

DraftEdit

1985 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 53 Owen Gill  RB Iowa
3 81 Danny Greene  WR Washington
4 109 Tony Davis  TE Missouri
5 123 Mark Napolitan  C Michigan St
5 128 Arnold Brown  DB NC Central
5 137 Johnnie Jones  RB Tennessee
7 193 Ron Mattes  OT Virginia
8 221 Judious Lewis  WR Arkansas St
9 248 Bob Otto  DE Idaho St
10 277 John Conner  QB Arizona
10 280 James Bowers  DB Memphis
11 305 Louis Cooper  LB Western Carolina
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Undrafted free agentsEdit

1985 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Eugene Robinson Safety Colgate

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1985 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • President/General Manager – Mike McCormack
  • Assistant General Manager – Chuck Allen
  • Player Personnel Director – Mike Allman
  • Assistant Player Personnel Director – Rick Thompson
  • Pro Personnel Assistant – Randy Mueller

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Tom Catlin
  • Defensive Line – George Dyer
  • Defensive Backs – Ralph Hawkins
  • Special Assignments – Joe Vitt

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Rusty Tillman


Final rosterEdit

1985 Seattle Seahawks final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
54 active, 0 inactive, 0 practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1986 Pro Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 10 5:30pm PDT at Indianapolis Colts L 7-19 0–1 Hoosier Dome 60,014 KING Recap
2 August 16 7:30pm PDT Detroit Lions W 28-3 1–1 Kingdome 57,751 -- Recap
3 August 24 5:00pm PDT at Minnesota Vikings W 27-10 2–1 Metrodome 56,562 KING Recap
4 August 30 6:00pm PDT San Francisco 49ers L 21-23 2–2 Kingdome 60,403 -- Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2][3]

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC West.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 8 10:00am PDT at Cincinnati Bengals W 28–24 1–0 Riverfront Stadium 51,625 NBC Recap
2 September 15 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers W 49–35 2–0 Jack Murphy Stadium 54,420 NBC Recap
3 September 23 6:00pm PDT Los Angeles Rams L 24–35 2–1 Kingdome 63,292 ABC Recap
4 September 29 10:00am PDT at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–28 2–2 Arrowhead Stadium 50,485 NBC Recap
5 October 6 1:00pm PDT San Diego Chargers W 26–21 3–2 Kingdome 61,300 NBC Recap
6 October 13 1:00pm PDT Atlanta Falcons W 30–26 4–2 Kingdome 60,430 CBS Recap
7 October 20 1:00pm PDT at Denver Broncos L 10–13 OT 4–3 Mile High Stadium 74,899 NBC Recap
8 October 27 10:00am PST at New York Jets L 14–17 4–4 Giants Stadium 69,320 NBC Recap
9 November 3 1:00pm PST Los Angeles Raiders W 33–3 5–4 Kingdome 64,060 NBC Recap
10 November 10 10:00am PST at New Orleans Saints W 27–3 6–4 Louisiana Superdome 47,365 NBC Recap
11 November 17 1:00pm PST New England Patriots L 13–20 6–5 Kingdome 60,345 NBC Recap
12 November 25 6:00pm PST at San Francisco 49ers L 6–19 6–6 Candlestick Park 57,482 ABC Recap
13 December 1 1:00pm PST Kansas City Chiefs W 24–6 7–6 Kingdome 52,655 NBC Recap
14 December 8 1:00pm PST Cleveland Browns W 31–13 8–6 Kingdome 58,477 NBC Recap
15 December 15 1:00pm PST at Los Angeles Raiders L 3–13 8–7 Memorial Coliseum 77,425 NBC Recap
16 December 20 5:00pm PST Denver Broncos L 24–27 8–8 Kingdome 56,283 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1985 NFL season results [4]

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

Game SummariesEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week P1: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 0 007
Colts 0 3 31319

at Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis

Week P2: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Lions 0 3 003
Seahawks 0 0 72128

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 16
  • Game time: 7:34pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 57,751
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • Gamebook

Week P3: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 14 3 7226
Vikings 0 3 7010

at Metrodome, Minneapolis

Week P4: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 7 3 31023
Seahawks 7 7 7021

at Kingdome, Seattle

Regular SeasonEdit

Week 1: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 14 0728
Bengals 0 10 14024

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

Week 2: at San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 7 28749
Chargers 10 13 6635

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego

Game information

Week 3: vs. Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rams 7 0 141435
Seahawks 0 7 31424

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 4: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 707
Chiefs 14 7 7028

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: September 29
  • Game time: 12:00pm local
  • Game weather: showers, 47 °F (8 °C), 100% humidity, wind NE 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 50,485
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV announcers (NBC): Charlie Jones and Sam Rutigliano
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 5: vs. San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 0 7 01421
Seahawks 3 3 71326

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 6: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Falcons 0 6 31726
Seahawks 7 0 71630

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 7: at Denver BroncosEdit

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Seahawks 0 0 73010
Broncos 7 0 30313

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

Game information

Week 8 at JetsEdit

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks (4–3) at New York Jets (5–2)
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 14 0014
Jets 0 0 71017

at Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: October 27
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Sunny • 69 °F (21 °C) • Wind SW 11 miles per hour (18 km/h; 9.6 kn) to 16 miles per hour (26 km/h; 14 kn)
  • Game attendance: 69,320
  • Referee: Jerry Seeman
  • TV announcers (NBC): Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen
  • Gamebook

Week 9: vs. Los Angeles RaidersEdit

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 0 0 303
Seahawks 3 23 7033

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 64,060
  • Referee: Chuck Heberling
  • TV announcers (NBC): Charlie Jones and Merlin Olsen
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 10: at New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 7 02027
Saints 3 0 003

at Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

Week 11: vs. New England PatriotsEdit

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Patriots 0 7 01320
Seahawks 0 3 10013

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 60,345
  • Referee: Jerry Markbreit
  • TV announcers (NBC): Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 12: at San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 066
49ers 0 12 0719

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

Game information

Week 13: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chiefs 3 0 306
Seahawks 3 14 7024

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 14: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 3 0 3713
Seahawks 3 14 7731

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 58,477
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV announcers (NBC): Phil Stone and Reggie Rucker
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 15: at Los Angeles RaidersEdit

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 0 003
Raiders 0 6 0713

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 71 °F (22 °C), 36% humidity, wind 0 miles per hour (0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 77,425
  • Referee: Gene Barth
  • TV announcers (NBC): Charlie Jones and Merlin Olsen
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 16: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 0 10 01727
Seahawks 7 10 0724

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: December 20
  • Game time: 5:03pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 56,283
  • Referee: Chuck Heberling
  • TV announcers (ABC): Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, and Joe Namath
  • Gamebook
Game information

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1985 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1986 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1985 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External linksEdit