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1985 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Bud Grant
General Manager Mike Lynn
Home Field Metrodome
Results
Record 7–9
Place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1984 1986

1985 was the 25nd year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 66th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of seven wins and nine losses.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
4Minnesota VikingsChris DolemanDefensive EndPittsburgh

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1985 Minnesota Vikings final staff
Front Office
  • President – Max Winter
  • General Manager – Mike Lynn

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Tom Batta


[1]

RosterEdit

1985 Minnesota Vikings final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Results Attendance
Final score Team record
1 September 8 San Francisco 49ers W 28–21 1–0
57,375
2 September 15 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31–16 2–0
46,188
3 September 19 Chicago Bears L 24–33 2–1
61,242
4 September 29 at Buffalo Bills W 27–20 3–1
45,667
5 October 6 at Los Angeles Rams L 10–13 3–2
61,139
6 October 13 at Green Bay Packers (Milw) L 17–20 3–3
54,674
7 October 20 San Diego Chargers W 21–17 4–3
61,670
8 October 27 at Chicago Bears L 9–27 4–4
63,815
9 November 3 Detroit Lions W 16–13 5–4
58,012
10 November 10 Green Bay Packers L 17–27 5–5
59,970
11 November 17 at Detroit Lions L 21–41 5–6
54,647
12 November 24 New Orleans Saints L 23–30 5–7
54,117
13 December 1 at Philadelphia Eagles W 28–23 6–7
54,688
14 December 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 26–7 7–7
51,593
15 December 15 at Atlanta Falcons L 13–14 7–8
14,167
16 December 22 Philadelphia Eagles L 35–37 7–9
49,722

StandingsEdit

Template:1985 NFC Central standings

25 year teamEdit

The team recognized an all-time team in 1985 as part of the celebration of the 25th season VIKINGS 25TH SEASON ALL-TIME TEAM 1961-85 [1]

  • OFFENSE
  • WRs: Ahmad Rashad, Sammy White
  • Ts: Ron Yary, Grady Alderman
  • Gs: Ed White, Milt Sunde
  • C: Mick Tingelhoff
  • TE: Stu Voigt
  • QB: Fran Tarkenton
  • RBs: Bill Brown, Chuck Foreman
  • K: Fred Cox
  • DEFENSE
  • DEs: Jim Marshall, Carl Eller
  • DTs: Alan Page, Gary Larsen
  • OLBs: Matt Blair, Roy Winston
  • ILBs: Jeff Siemon, Scott Studwell
  • Ss: Paul Krause, Karl Kassulke
  • CBs: Bobby Bryant, Ed Sharockman
  • P: Greg Coleman
  • Head Coach: Bud Grant

ReferencesEdit

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