1985 Indianapolis Colts schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
5-11-0 0-0 5006 2567 2439 34 282 5599 3454 2145 33 330
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The Indianapolis Colts' thirty-third season was in 1985, playing their home games at Hoosier Dome. During the offseason they hired Rod Dowhower to lead the team. Dowhower previously was the offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Cardinals and had six years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the season 5-11-0, 4-4-0 at home and 1-7-0 on the road. At the end of the season, Duane Bickett was awarded with the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 3-45
Week 2 @ Miami Dolphins 13-30
Week 3 Detroit Lions 14-6
Week 4 @ New York Jets 20-25
Week 5 Buffalo Bills 49-17
Week 6 Denver Broncos 10-15
Week 7 @ Buffalo Bills 9-21
Week 8 Green Bay Packers 37-10
Week 9 New York Jets 17-35
Week 10 @ New England Patriots 15-34
Week 11 Miami Dolphins 20-34
Week 12 @ Kansas City Chiefs 7-20
Week 13 New England Patriots 31-38
Week 14 @ Chicago Bears 10-17
Week 15 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-23
Week 16 Houston Oilers 34-16

1985 Indianapolis Colts Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Rod Dowhower Offensive Coordinator: Billie Matthews Defensive Coordinator: George Hill Quarterbacks Coach: Brad Childress, John Becker Wide Receivers Coach: Phillip "Chip" Myers Offensive Line Coach: Tom Lovat, Keith Rowen Running Backs Coach: Billie Matthews Defensive Line Coach: Steve Sidwell Linebackers Coach: Rick Venturi Defensive Backs Coach: George Catavolos Special Teams Coach: Keith Rowen Strength and Conditioning Coach: Tom Zupancic