1985 Miami Dolphins 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
12-4-0 1-1 6475 4586 1889 48 399 6406 3644 2762 44 352
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The Miami Dolphins' twentieth season was in 1985, and it was the sixteenth season Don Shula served as the head coach of the team. The Dolphins played their home games at Miami Orange Bowl. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC East, and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the New England Patriots 31-14. At the end of the season, Dwight Stephenson was awarded with the Man of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Houston Oilers 23-26
Week 2 Indianapolis Colts 30-13
Week 3 Kansas City Chiefs 31-0
Week 4 @ Denver Broncos 30-26
Week 5 Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20
Week 6 @ New York Jets 7-23
Week 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41-38
Week 8 @ Detroit Lions 21-31
Week 9 @ New England Patriots 13-17
Week 10 New York Jets 21-17
Week 11 @ Indianapolis Colts 34-20
Week 12 @ Buffalo Bills 23-14
Week 13 Chicago Bears 38-24
Week 14 @ Green Bay Packers 34-24
Week 15 New England Patriots 30-27
Week 16 Buffalo Bills 28-0


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Cleveland Browns 24-21
Conference Championship New England Patriots 14-31

1985 Miami Dolphins Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Don Shula Running Defense Coordinator: Mike Scarry Quarterbacks Coach: David Shula Wide Receivers Coach: David Shula Offensive Line Coach: John Sandusky Offensive Backs Coach: Carl Taseff Defensive Line Coach: Mike Scarry Linebackers Coach: Bob Matheson Secondary Coach: Mel Phillips Defensive Assistant Coach: Chuck Studley Special Teams Coach: Tom Keane Strength and Conditioning Coach: Junior Wade College Scout: Kevin Colbert