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1985 Philadelphia Eagles season

1985 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Marion Campbell
Fred Bruney
Owner Norman Braman
Home field Veterans Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 4th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1984      1986 >

The 1985 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 53rd in the league. The team improved upon their previous output of 6–9–1, winning seven games.[1] This was the fourth consecutive season in which the team failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Philadelphia was in position to earn a wild-card berth with a 6-5 record by late November, but a four-game losing streak torpedoed their playoff hopes. That losing streak also cost head coach Marion Campbell his job before the season finale at Minnesota. Under interim coach Fred Bruney, the Birds pulled off a 37-35 victory at the Metrodome to finish the season on an up note.

Two bright spots emerged at the quarterback position.. Ron Jaworski returned from the broken leg suffered at the end of the 1984 season, and performed well enough (3,450 passing yards, 17 TDs) to be considered for comeback player of the year, though no award was given out. In addition, second-round draft pick Randall Cunningham made his debut on September 22 at Washington and earned his first career victory at RFK Stadium.

On November 10 at Veterans Stadium, Jaworski hooked up with wide receiver Mike Quick for a club-record 99-yard touchdown pass in overtime to beat the Atlanta Falcons, 23-17.


Offseason

Draft

Player Selections

The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.

= Pro Bowler [2] = Hall of Famer
Round Pick Player Position School
1 9 Kevin Allen OT Indiana
2 37 Randall Cunningham QB UNLV
4 93 Greg Naron G North Carolina
5 121 Dwayne Jiles LB Texas Tech
6 156 Ken Reeves T Texas A&M
8 205 Tom Polley LB UNLV
9 231 Dave Toub C Texas El-Paso
9 233 Joe Drake NT Arizona
10 261 Mark Kelso DB William & Mary
11 289 Herman Hunter RB Tennessee St.
12 317 Todd Russell DB Boston College

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 1985 at New York Giants L 0–21
76,141
2 September 15, 1985 Los Angeles Rams L 6–17
60,920
3 September 22, 1985 at Washington Redskins W 19–6
53,748
4 September 29, 1985 New York Giants L 10–16 (OT)
66,696
5 October 6, 1985 at New Orleans Saints L 21–23
56,364
6 October 13, 1985 St. Louis Cardinals W 30–7
48,186
7 October 20, 1985 Dallas Cowboys W 16–14
70,114
8 October 27, 1985 Buffalo Bills W 21–17
60,987
9 November 3, 1985 at San Francisco 49ers L 13–24
58,383
10 November 10, 1985 Atlanta Falcons W 23–17 (OT)
63,694
11 November 17, 1985 at St. Louis Cardinals W 24–14
39,032
12 November 24, 1985 at Dallas Cowboys L 17–34
54,047
13 December 1, 1985 Minnesota Vikings L 23–28
54,688
14 December 8, 1985 Washington Redskins L 12–17
60,737
15 December 15, 1985 at San Diego Chargers L 14–20
45,569
16 December 22, 1985 at Minnesota Vikings W 37–35
49,722

Season summary

Week 10

1 234OTTotal
Falcons 0 00170 17
• Eagles 0 14306 23

[3]


Standings

Awards and honors

References

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