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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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 second-place finish in the NFC Central division.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

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

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Staff[edit | edit source]

1985 Green Bay Packers final staff
Front Office
  • President – Robert J. Parins
  • Corporate Assistant to the President – Bob Harlan
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Corrick
  • Director of Player Procurement – Chuck Hutchison

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Virgil Knight

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Regular season[edit | edit source]

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.[2]

Snow Bowl[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Game Date Opponent Score Record Venue Attendance
1 9-8-1985 at New England Patriots L,20-26 0-1 Sullivan Stadium
49,488
2 9-15-1985 New York Giants W,23-20 1-1 Lambeau Field
56,145
3 9-22-1985 New York Jets L,3-24 1-2 Milwaukee County Stadium
53,667
4 9-29-1985 at St. Louis Cardinals L,28-43 1-3 Busch Memorial Stadium
48,598
5 10-6-1985 Detroit Lions W,43-10 2-3 Lambeau Field
55,914
6 10-13-1985 Minnesota Vikings W,20-17 3-3 Milwaukee County Stadium
54,674
7 10-21-1985 at Chicago Bears L,7-23 3-4 Soldier Field
65,095
8 10-27-1985 at Indianapolis Colts L,10-37 3-5 Hoosier Dome
59,708
9 11-3-1985 Chicago Bears L,10-16 3-6 Lambeau Field
55,343
10 11-10-1985 at Minnesota Vikings W,17-27 4-6 Metrodome
59,970
11 11-17-1985 New Orleans Saints W,38-14 5-6 Milwaukee County Stadium
52,104
12 11-24-1985 at Los Angeles Rams L,17-34 5-7 Anaheim Stadium
52,710
13 12-1-1985 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W,21-0 6-7 Lambeau Field
19,856
14 12-8-1985 Miami Dolphins L,34-24 6-8 Lambeau Field
52,671
15 12-15-1985 at Detroit Lions W,26-23 7-8 Pontiac Silverdome
49,379
16 12-22-1985 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W,20-17 8-8 Tampa Stadium
33,992

Standings[edit | edit source]

Template:1985 NFC Central standings

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Passing[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Hall of Famers[edit | edit source]

The Following were inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in February 1985;

References[edit | edit source]

  1. All Time Coaches Database. Packers.com. Retrieved on February 22, 2011.
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 266
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