1985 Cleveland Browns 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
8-8-0 0-1 5234 2698 2536 37 288 5288 3345 1943 28 317
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The Cleveland Browns' fortieth season was in 1985, playing their home games at Cleveland Stadium. During the offseason they promoted Marty Schottenheimer to lead the team. Schottenheimer previously was the interim head coach/defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns and had ten years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the year 8-8-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC Central, but they lost their first playoff game to the Miami Dolphins 24-21.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 St. Louis Cardinals 24-27
Week 2 Pittsburgh Steelers 17-7
Week 3 @ Dallas Cowboys 7-20
Week 4 @ San Diego Chargers 21-7
Week 5 New England Patriots 24-20
Week 6 @ Houston Oilers 21-6
Week 7 Los Angeles Raiders 20-21
Week 8 Washington Redskins 7-14
Week 9 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 9-10
Week 10 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10-27
Week 11 Buffalo Bills 17-7
Week 12 Cincinnati Bengals 24-6
Week 13 @ New York Giants 35-33
Week 14 @ Seattle Seahawks 13-31
Week 15 Houston Oilers 28-21
Week 16 @ New York Jets 10-37


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ Miami Dolphins 21-24

1985 Cleveland Browns Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Marty Schottenheimer Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bettis Quarterbacks Coach: Greg Landry Wide Receivers Coach: Richard Mann, Joe Daniels Offensive Line Coach: Howard Mudd Running Backs Coach: Joe Pendry, Steve Crosby Tight Ends Coach: Richard Mann Defensive Line Coach: Tom Pratt Linebackers Coach: Tom Olivadotti Secondary Coach: Tom Olivadotti Special Teams Coach: Bill Cowher Special Assistant: Darvin Wallis Strength and Conditioning Coach: Dave Redding Scouting Administrative Assistant: Debbie Pollom Athletic Trainer: Leo Murphy