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1985 New York Jets season

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1985 New York Jets season

1985 New York Jets season
Head coach Joe Walton
Owner Leon Hess
Home field Giants Stadium
Record 11–5
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish Lost AFC Wild Card
26–14 vs. New England Patriots
Previous season      Next season
< 1984      1986 >

The 1985 New York Jets season was the 26th season for the team and the 16th in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 7–9 record from 1984 under head coach Joe Walton. Among quarterbacks, Ken O'Brien had the lowest rate of interceptions. He had 8 interceptions in 488 passing attempts. The Jets finished the season with a record of 11–5, qualifying for the top Wild Card spot in the playoffs. In the playoffs, they fell at home to the division rival, and eventual AFC champion New England Patriots in the Wild Card round.



Regular season

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 at Los Angeles Raiders L 31–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
2 Buffalo Bills W 42–3 The Meadowlands
3 at Green Bay Packers W 24–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
4 Indianapolis Colts W 25–20 The Meadowlands
5 at Cincinnati Bengals W 29–20 Riverfront Stadium
6 Miami Dolphins W 23–7 The Meadowlands
7 at New England Patriots L 20–13 Sullivan Stadium
8 Seattle Seahawks W 17–14 The Meadowlands
9 at Indianapolis Colts W 35–17 Hoosier Dome
10 at Miami Dolphins L 21–17 Miami Orange Bowl
11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 62–28 The Meadowlands
12 New England Patriots W 16–13 (OT) The Meadowlands
13 at Detroit Lions L 31–20 Pontiac Silverdome
14 at Buffalo Bills W 27–7 Rich Stadium
15 Chicago Bears L 19–6 The Meadowlands
16 Cleveland Browns W 37–10 The Meadowlands

Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears broadcast on CBS with Announcers Pat Summerall and John Madden.



Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
WC New England Patriots L 26–14 The Meadowlands

Awards and honors

  • Freeman McNeil, Pro Bowl selection
  • Ken O'Brien, AFC Pro Bowl selection
  • Ken O'Brien, NFL passing leader (96.2 passer rating)

External links

  • 1985 statistics


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