1985 Green Bay Packers season: Wikis

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1985 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Forrest Gregg
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 8-8
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1984 1986

The 1985 Green Bay Packers season was their 65th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 8-8 record under coach Forrest Gregg, earning them a 2nd place finish in the NFC Central division.

Contents

Offseason

1985 Packer Draft

Pick # Round Player Position College
7 Round 1 Ken Ruettgers Guard USC
71 Round 3 Rich Moran Guard San Diego State
98 Round 4 Walter Stanley Wide Receiver Mesa State
125 Round 5 Brian Noble Linebacker Arizona State
155 Round 6 Mark Lewis Tight End Texas A&M
171 Round 7 Eric Wilson Linebacker Maryland
182 Round 7 Gary Ellerson Running Back Wisconsin
209 Round 8 Ken Stilles Defensive Back Wisconsin
239 Round 9 Morris Johnson Guard Alabama A&M
266 Round 10 Ronny Burgess Defensive Back Wake Forest
294 Round 11 Joe Shield Quarterback Trinity
323 Round 12 Jim Meyer Punter Arizona State

Regular season

The team finished with an 8-8 record for the third consecutive season. The club was 5-3 at home and 3-5 on the road.[1]

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Snow Bowl

The Snow Bowl was a National Football League game played on December 1, 1985 between the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Snow had begun to fall heavily that morning and continued throughout the day. By kickoff, 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. However, 19,856 fans did make it through the gates, many of whom arrived by snowmobile.

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 and future Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee Steve Young a then team record four times.

Schedule

Game Date Opponent Score Record Notes
1 9-8-1985 at New England Patriots L,20-26. 0-1
2 9-15-1985 New York Giants W,23-20. 1-1
3 9-22-1985 New York Jets L,3-24. 1-2
4 9-29-1985 at St.Louis Cardinals L,28-43. 1-3
5 10-6-1985 Detroit Lions W,43-10. 2-3
6 10-13-1985 Minnesota Vikings W,20-17. 3-3
7 10-21-1985 at Chicago Bears L,7-23. 3-4 Monday Night Football
8 10-27-1985 at Indianapolis Colts L,10-37. 3-5
9 11-3-1985 Chicago Bears L,10-16. 3-6
10 11-10-1985 at Minnesota Vikings W,17-27. 4-6
11 11-17-1985 New Orleans Saints W,38-14. 5-6
12 11-24-1985 at Los Angeles Rams L,17-34. 5-7
13 12-1-1985 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W,21-0. 6-7 The Snow Bowl
14 12-8-1985 Miami Dolphins L,34-24. 6-8
15 12-15-1985 at Detroit Lions W,26-23. 7-8
16 12-22-1985 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W,20-17. 8-8

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 15 1 0 .938 456 198 W-3
Green Bay Packers 8 8 0 .500 337 355 W-2
Detroit Lions 7 9 0 .438 307 366 L-3
Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 .438 346 359 L-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 14 0 .125 294 448 L-4

1985 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. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 266

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