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1985 Atlanta Falcons season

1985 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Dan Henning
Home field Fulton County Stadium
Record 4–12
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Previous season      Next season
< 1984      1986 >

The 1985 Atlanta Falcons season was the Falcons 20th season in the National Football League. They failed to improve on their 1984 record of four wins and twelve losses and finished last in the NFC West.

This season marked the first time since 1972 that the Falcons played the Kansas City Chiefs, and merely the second in team history.[1] The reason for this is that before the admission of the Texans in 2002, NFL scheduling formulas for games outside a team’s division were much more influenced by table position during the previous season.[2]


NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 2 Bill Fralic Guard Pittsburgh Panthers
2 45 Mike Gann Defensive End Notre Dame
4 89 Emile Harry Wide Receiver Stanford
6 152 Reggie Pleasant Defensive Back Clemson



Regular season


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 Detroit Lions L 27-28
2 September 15, 1985 at San Francisco 49ers L 16-35
3 September 22, 1985 Denver Broncos L 28-44
4 September 29, 1985 at Los Angeles Rams L 6-17
5 October 6, 1985 San Francisco 49ers L 17-38
6 October 13, 1985 at Seattle Seahawks L 26-30
7 October 20, 1985 New Orleans Saints W 31-24
8 October 27, 1985 at Dallas Cowboys L 10-24
9 November 3, 1985 Washington Redskins L 10-44
10 November 10, 1985 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17-23
11 November 17, 1985 Los Angeles Rams W 30-14
12 November 24, 1985 at Chicago Bears L 0-36
13 December 1, 1985 Los Angeles Raiders L 24-43
14 December 8, 1985 at Kansas City Chiefs L 10-38
15 December 15, 1985 Minnesota Vikings W 14-13
16 December 22, 1985 at New Orleans Saints W 16-10


Awards and records


  • Falcons on Pro Football Reference
  • Falcons on

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