1985 Houston Oilers season

The 1985 Houston Oilers season was the 26th season overall and 16th with the National Football League. The team improved upon their previous season's output of 3–13, winning five games,[1] but failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

1985 Houston Oilers season
Head coachHugh Campbell (weeks 1-14)
Jerry Glanville (weeks 15-16)
General managerLadd Herzeg
OwnerBud Adams
Home fieldHouston Astrodome
Results
Record5–11
Division place4th AFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL draft

1985 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Ray Childress *  Defensive tackle Texas A&M
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[2]

Personnel

Staff

1985 Houston Oilers staff
Front office
  • Owner/Chairman of the Board/President – Bud Adams
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ladd Herzeg

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Gene Gaines

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bill Allerheiligen

Roster

1985 Houston Oilers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice/Taxi squad



Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 Miami Dolphins W 26–23
47,656
2 September 15, 1985 at Washington Redskins L 16–13
53,553
3 September 22, 1985 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–0
58,752
4 September 29, 1985 Dallas Cowboys L 17–10
49,686
5 October 6, 1985 at Denver Broncos L 31–20
74,699
6 October 13, 1985 Cleveland Browns L 21–6
38,386
7 October 20, 1985 Cincinnati Bengals W 44–27
35,590
8 October 27, 1985 at St. Louis Cardinals W 20–10
43,190
9 November 3, 1985 Kansas City Chiefs W 23–20
41,238
10 November 10, 1985 at Buffalo Bills L 20–0
21,881
11 November 17, 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers L 30–7
45,977
12 November 24, 1985 San Diego Chargers W 37–35
34,336
13 December 1, 1985 at Cincinnati Bengals L 45–27
46,140
14 December 8, 1985 New York Giants L 35–14
36,576
15 December 15, 1985 at Cleveland Browns L 28–21
50,793
16 December 22, 1985 at Indianapolis Colts L 34–16
55,818

Standings

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

References

  1. ^ 1985 Houston Oilers
  2. ^ "1985 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
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