1985 St. Louis Cardinals season
OwnerBill Bidwill
Head coachJim Hanifan
General managerLarry Wilson
Home fieldBusch Stadium
Results
Record5–11
Division place5th NFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersLB E. J. Junior

The 1985 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's sixty-sixth season in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 9–7, winning only five games.[1] This was the third straight season in which the team did not reach the playoffs. The Cardinals fired head coach Jim Hanifan the following season when the Cardinals finished in last place after a 3-1 start.

Personnel

Staff

1985 St. Louis Cardinals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


Roster

1985 St. Louis Cardinals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 8 at Cleveland Browns W 27–24 1–0 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 62,107
2 September 15 Cincinnati Bengals W 41–27 2–0 Busch Memorial Stadium 46,321
3 September 22 at New York Giants L 17–27 2–1 Giants Stadium 74,987
4 September 29 Green Bay Packers W 43–28 3–1 Busch Memorial Stadium 48,598
5 October 7 at Washington Redskins L 10–27 3–2 RFK Stadium 53,134
6 October 13 at Philadelphia Eagles L 7–30 3–3 Veterans Stadium 48,186
7 October 20 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–23 3–4 Three Rivers Stadium 56,478
8 October 27 Houston Oilers L 10–20 3–5 Busch Memorial Stadium 43,190
9 November 4 Dallas Cowboys W 21–10 4–5 Busch Memorial Stadium 49,347
10 November 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 0–16 4–6 Tampa Stadium 34,736
11 November 17 Philadelphia Eagles L 14–24 4–7 Busch Memorial Stadium 39,032
12 November 24 New York Giants L 3–34 4–8 Busch Memorial Stadium 41,248
13 November 28 at Dallas Cowboys L 17–35 4–9 Texas Stadium 54,125
14 December 8 New Orleans Saints W 28–16 5–9 Busch Memorial Stadium 29,527
15 December 15 at Los Angeles Rams L 14–46 5–10 Los Angeles Memorial Stadium 52,052
16 December 21 Washington Redskins L 16–27 5–11 Busch Memorial Stadium 28,090

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys(3) 10 6 0 .625 6–2 7–5 357 333 L1
New York Giants(4) 10 6 0 .625 5–3 8–4 399 283 W1
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 4–4 6–6 297 312 W3
Philadelphia Eagles 7 9 0 .438 4–4 6–8 286 310 W1
St. Louis Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 1–7 3–9 278 414 L2

References

  1. ^ "1985 St. Louis Cardinals Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com.