1985 Houston Oilers season
Head Coach Hugh Campbell (5-9)
Jerry Glanville (0-2)
Home Field Astrodome
Results
Record 5–11
Place 4th AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1984 1986

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. After 14 games head coach Hugh Campbell was fired, and replaced by defensive coordinator Jerry Glanville.

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Staff[edit | edit source]

1985 Houston Oilers final 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

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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 at 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[edit | edit source]

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 8 8 0 .500 287 294 L-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 9 0 .438 379 355 L-1
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 441 437 L-2
Houston Oilers 5 11 0 .313 284 412 L-4

References[edit | edit source]

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