1985 NFL Season

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As originally written by Jimmy Delach and Tim Brulia:


PRESEASON

Saturday 8/3: Oilers-Giants (Canton, OH - Hall of Fame Game), 2:30, ABC. Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath

Saturday 8/17: Cowboys-Chargers, 9:00, CBS. Pat Summerall, John Madden

Sunday 8/18: Redskins-Raiders, 4:00, NBC. Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

Monday 8/19: Broncos-49ers, 9:00, ABC. Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath

Saturday 8/24: Chargers-49ers, 3:00, CBS. Verne Lundquist, John Madden

Saturday 8/24: Dolphins-Raiders, 9:00, NBC. Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Monday 8/26: Bears-Cowboys, 8:00, ABC. Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath

Friday 8/30: 49ers-Seahawks, 9:00, NBC. Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

Saturday 8/31: Oilers-Cowboys, 8:00, CBS. Pat Summerall, John Madden

NOTE: Namath and Simpson had a crazy baptism into the MNF fold, since their first game together (the HOF game) was held on the same day they were both inducted into the shrine.  



WEEK 1, 1985 - NBC Doubleheader:

Sunday 9/8:

Lions-Falcons, 1, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dick Vermeil

Packers-Patriots, 1, CBS, Jim Hill, John Dockery

Colts-Steelers, 1, NBC, Jay Randolph, Sam Rutigliano

Chiefs-Saints, 1, NBC, Tom Hammond, Bob Kuechenberg

Dolphins-Oilers, 1, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

Eagles-Giants, 1, CBS, Verne Lundquist, John Madden

Cardinals-Browns, 1, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram

49ers-Vikings, 1, CBS, Dick Stockton, Wayne Walker

Seahawks-Bengals, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Buccaneers-Bears, 1, CBS, Tim Ryan, Johnny Morris

Broncos-Rams, 4, NBC, Len Berman, Dave Rowe

Jets-Raiders, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

Chargers-Bills, 4, NBC, Phil Stone, Reggie Rucker

Monday 9/9:

Redskins-Cowboys, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 2, 1985 - CBS Doubleheader:

Thursday 9/12:

Raiders-Chiefs, 8, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath

Sunday 9/15:

Bills-Jets, 1, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

Bengals-Cardinals, 1, NBC, Phil Stone, Reggie Rucker

Cowboys-Lions, 1, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dick Vermeil

Oilers-Redskins, 1, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

Colts-Dolphins, 1, NBC, Tom Hammond, Bob Kuechenberg

Rams-Eagles, 1, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram

Patriots-Bears, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Falcons-49ers, 4, CBS, Dick Stockton, Wayne Walker

Vikings-Buccaneers, 4, CBS, Dan Dierdorf, Jean Fugett

Saints-Broncos, 4, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

Giants-Packers, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Seahawks-Chargers, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam Rutigliano

Monday 9/16:

Steelers-Browns, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 3, 1985 - CBS Doubleheader:

Thursday 9/19:

Bears-Vikings, 8, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath

Sunday 9/22:

Browns-Cowboys, 1, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

Broncos-Falcons, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Lions-Colts, 1, CBS, Tim Ryan, Dan Jiggetts

Oilers-Steelers, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam Rutigliano

Patriots-Bills, 1, NBC, Bob Lobel, Dave Rowe

Eagles-Redskins, 1, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram

Cardinals-Giants, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Chargers-Bengals, 1, NBC, Phil Stone, Bob Kuechenberg

Buccaneers-Saints, 1, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

Chiefs-Dolphins, 4, NBC, Jay Randolph, Reggie Rucker

Jets-Packers (Milwaukee), 4, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

49ers-Raiders, 4, CBS, Dick Stockton, Wayne Walker

Monday 9/23:

Rams-Seahawks, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 4, 1985 - NBC Doubleheader:

Sunday 9/29:

Cowboys-Oilers, 1, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

Packers-Cardinals, 1, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram

Raiders-Patriots, 1, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

Vikings-Bills, 1, CBS, Dan Dierdorf, Jean Fugett

Giants-Eagles, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Seahawks-Chiefs, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam Rutigliano, Paul Zimmerman

Buccaneers-Lions, 1, CBS, Jim Hill, John Dockery

Redskins-Bears, 1, CBS, Tim Ryan, Johnny Morris

Falcons-Rams, 4, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dick Vermeil

Browns-Chargers, 4, NBC, Jay Randolph, Reggie Rucker

Colts-Jets, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Dolphins-Broncos, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

Saints-49ers, 4, CBS, Dick Stockton, Wayne Walker

Monday 9/30:

Bengals-Steelers, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 5, 1985 - NBC Doubleheader:

Sunday 10/6:

Bills-Colts, 1, NBC, Bob Lobel, Dave Rowe

Bears-Buccaneers, 1, CBS, Tim Ryan, Johnny Morris

Lions-Packers, 1, CBS, Jim Hill, John Dockery

Patriots-Browns, 1, NBC, Phil Stone, Bob Kuechenberg

Eagles-Saints, 1, CBS, Dan Dierdorf, Jean Fugett

Steelers-Dolphins, 1, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

49ers-Falcons, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Oilers-Broncos, 4, NBC, Tom Hammond, Reggie Rucker

Chiefs-Raiders, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

Vikings-Rams, 4, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dick Vermeil

Jets-Bengals, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Chargers-Seahawks, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam Rutigliano

Cowboys-Giants, 8, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath

Monday 10/7:

Cardinals-Redskins, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 6, 1985 - CBS Doubleheader:

Sunday 10/13:

Bills-Patriots, 1, NBC, Len Berman, Reggie Rucker

Browns-Oilers, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Broncos-Colts, 1, NBC, Jay Randolph, Bob Griese

Lions-Redskins, 1, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dick Vermeil

Rams-Buccaneers, 1, CBS, Jim Hill, John Dockery

Vikings-Packers (Milwaukee), 1, CBS, Tim Ryan, Johnny Morris

Giants-Bengals, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Steelers-Cowboys, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Merlin Olsen

Cardinals-Eagles, 1, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram

Falcons-Seahawks, 4, CBS, Dan Dierdorf, Jean Fugett

Bears-49ers, 4, CBS, Dick Stockton, Wayne Walker, Irv Cross

Chiefs-Chargers, 4, NBC, Phil Stone, Dave Rowe

Saints-Raiders, 4, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

Monday 10/14:

Dolphins-Jets, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 7, 1985 - NBC Doubleheader:

Sunday 10/20:

Bengals-Oilers, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam Rutigliano

Cowboys-Eagles, 1, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

Colts-Bills, 1, NBC, Phil Stone, Dave Rowe

Raiders-Browns, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Rams-Chiefs, 1, CBS, Jim Hill, John Dockery

Saints-Falcons, 1, CBS, Dan Dierdorf, Jean Fugett

Cardinals-Steelers, 1, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Hank Stram

Chargers-Vikings, 1, NBC, Jay Randolph, Reggie Rucker

49ers-Lions, 1, CBS, Dick Stockton, Wayne Walker

Redskins-Giants, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Jets-Patriots, 4, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

Seahawks-Broncos, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

Buccaneers-Dolphins, 4, CBS, Tim Ryan, Dan Jiggetts

Monday 10/21:

Packers-Bears, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 8, 1985 - CBS Doubleheader:

Sunday 10/27:

Falcons-Cowboys, 1, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

Bills-Eagles, 1, NBC, Tom Hammond, Dave Rowe

Broncos-Chiefs, 1, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

Packers-Colts, 1, CBS, Jim Hill, John Dockery

Oilers-Cardinals, 1, NBC, Jay Randolph, Reggie Rucker

Dolphins-Lions, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam Rutigliano

Vikings-Bears, 1, CBS, Tim Ryan, Johnny Morris

Patriots-Buccaneers, 1, NBC, Len Berman, Bob Kuechenberg

Seahawks-Jets, 1, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

Redskins-Browns, 1, CBS, Dan Dierdorf, Jean Fugett

Giants-Saints, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Steelers-Bengals, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

49ers-Rams, 4, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dick Vermeil, Irv Cross

Monday 10/28:

Chargers-Raiders, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 9, 1985 - NBC Doubleheader:

Sunday 11/3:

Bears-Packers, 1, CBS, Tim Ryan, Johnny Morris

Bengals-Bills, 1, NBC, Fred Roggin, Dave Rowe

Browns-Steelers, 1, NBC, Len Berman, Reggie Rucker

Lions-Vikings, 1, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dick Vermeil

Chiefs-Oilers, 1, NBC, Gary Gerould, Sam Rutigliano

Dolphins-Patriots, 1, NBC, Jay Randolph, Bob Griese

Buccaneers-Giants, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Redskins-Falcons, 1, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram

Broncos-Chargers, 4, NBC, Phil Stone, Jimmy Cefalo

Raiders-Seahawks, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Merlin Olsen

Saints-Rams, 4, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

Jets-Colts, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Eagles-49ers, 4, CBS, Dick Stockton, Wayne Walker

Monday 11/4:

Cowboys-Cardinals, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 10, 1985 - CBS Doubleheader:

Sunday 11/10:

Falcons-Eagles, 1, CBS, Dick Stockton, Dan Dierdorf

Browns-Bengals, 1, NBC, Len Berman, Reggie Rucker

Lions-Bears, 1, CBS, Tim Ryan, Johnny Morris

Packers-Vikings, 1, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dick Vermeil

Oilers-Bills, 1, NBC, Phil Stone, Jimmy Cefalo

Colts-Patriots, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam Rutigliano

Rams-Giants, 1, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram

Steelers-Chiefs, 1, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

Cardinals-Buccaneers, 1, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

Seahawks-Saints, 1, NBC, Tom Hammond, Dave Rowe

Cowboys-Redskins, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Jets-Dolphins, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

Raiders-Chargers, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Monday 11/11:

49ers-Broncos, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 11, 1985 - NBC Doubleheader:

Sunday 11/17:

Bills-Browns, 1, NBC, Len Berman, Reggie Rucker

Bears-Cowboys, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Rams-Falcons, 1, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dick Vermeil

Dolphins-Colts, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Saints-Packers (Milwaukee), 1, CBS, Dick Stockton, Wayne Walker

Eagles-Cardinals, 1, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram

Steelers-Oilers, 1, NBC, Tom Hammond, Jimmy Cefalo

Buccaneers-Jets, 1, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

Bengals-Raiders, 4, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

Chiefs-49ers, 4, NBC, Gary Gerould, Dave Rowe

Vikings-Lions, 4, CBS, Dan Dierdorf, John Dockery

Patriots-Seahawks, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

Chargers-Broncos, 4, NBC, Phil Stone, Sam Rutigliano

Monday 11/18:

Giants-Redskins, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 12, 1985 - CBS Doubleheader:

Sunday 11/24:

Falcons-Bears, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Bengals-Browns, 1, NBC, Phil Stone, Reggie Rucker

Lions-Buccaneers, 1, CBS, Dan Dierdorf, Jean Fugett

Dolphins-Bills, 1, NBC, Tom Hammond, Jimmy Cefalo

Patriots-Jets, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Merlin Olsen

Saints-Vikings, 1, CBS, Dick Stockton, Wayne Walker

Chargers-Oilers, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Redskins-Steelers, 1, CBS, Tim Ryan, Johnny Morris

Broncos-Raiders, 4, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

Packers-Rams, 4, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dick Vermeil

Colts-Chiefs, 4, NBC, Fred Roggin, Dave Rowe

Giants-Cardinals, 4, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram

Eagles-Cowboys, 4, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

Monday 11/25:

Seahawks-49ers, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 13, 1985 - CBS Doubleheader:

Thursday 11/28:

Jets-Lions, 12:30, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen, Bob Griese, Ahmad Rashad

Cardinals-Cowboys, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Sunday 12/1:

Browns-Giants, 1, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

Broncos-Steelers, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy, Paul Zimmerman

Oilers-Bengals, 1, NBC, Jay Randolph, Jimmy Cefalo

Rams-Saints, 1, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram

Vikings-Eagles, 1, CBS, Dick Stockton, Wayne Walker

Patriots-Colts, 1, NBC, Len Berman, Bob Kuechenberg

Buccaneers-Packers, 1, CBS, Jim Hill, John Dockery

Bills-Chargers, 4, NBC, Fred Roggin, Dave Rowe

Chiefs-Seahawks, 4, NBC, Tom Hammond, Reggie Rucker

Raiders-Falcons, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam Rutigliano

49ers-Redskins, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden, Irv Cross

Monday 12/2:

Bears-Dolphins, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 14, 1985 - NBC Doubleheader:

Sunday 12/8:

Falcons-Chiefs, 1, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram

Cowboys-Bengals, 1, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

Lions-Patriots, 1, CBS, Jim Hill, John Dockery

Colts-Bears, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Dolphins-Packers, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam Rutigliano

Saints-Cardinals, 1, CBS, Dan Dierdorf, Jean Fugett

Jets-Bills, 1, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

Redskins-Eagles, 1, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dick Vermeil

Browns-Seahawks, 4, NBC, Phil Stone, Reggie Rucker

Raiders-Broncos, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

Giants-Oilers, 4, CBS, Dick Stockton, Wayne Walker

Buccaneers-Vikings, 4, CBS, Tim Ryan, Dan Jiggetts

Steelers-Chargers, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath

Monday 12/9:

Rams-49ers, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 15, 1985 - NBC Doubleheader:

Saturday 12/14:

Bears-Jets, 12:30, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden, Irv Cross

Chiefs-Broncos, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Sunday 12/15:

Bills-Steelers, 1, NBC, Phil Stone, Sam Rutigliano

Bengals-Redskins, 1, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

Packers-Lions, 1, CBS, Jim Hill, John Dockery

Oilers-Browns, 1, NBC, Len Berman, Reggie Rucker

Colts-Buccaneers, 1, NBC, Tom Hammond, Jimmy Cefalo

Vikings-Falcons, 1, CBS, Dan Dierdorf, Jean Fugett

Giants-Cowboys, 1, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

49ers-Saints, 1, CBS, Dick Stockton, Wayne Walker

Eagles-Chargers, 4, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dan Jiggetts

Cardinals-Rams, 4, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram

Seahawks-Raiders, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Merlin Olsen

Monday 12/16:

Patriots-Dolphins, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WEEK 16, 1985 - CBS Doubleheader:

Friday 12/20:

Broncos-Seahawks, 8, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath

Saturday 12/21:

Steelers-Giants, 12:30, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen, Ahmad Rashad

Redskins-Cardinals, 4, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram, Dick Vermeil

Sunday 12/22:

Falcons-Saints, 1, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Terry Bradshaw

Bills-Dolphins, 1, NBC, Jay Randolph, Bob Griese

Bears-Lions, 1, CBS, Tim Ryan, Johnny Morris

Bengals-Patriots, 1, NBC, Phil Stone, Sam Rutigliano

Browns-Jets, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Packers-Buccaneers, 1, CBS, John Dockery, Dan Dierdorf

Eagles-Vikings, 1, CBS, Tom Brookshier, Dick Vermeil

Chargers-Chiefs, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Jimmy Cefalo

Cowboys-49ers, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden

Oilers-Colts, 4, NBC, Gary Gerould, Reggie Rucker

Monday 12/23:

Raiders-Rams, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath


WILD CARD GAMES:

Saturday 12/28: Patriots-Jets, 4, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese

Sunday 12/29: 49ers-Giants, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden, Irv Cross


DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS:

Saturday 1/4:

Browns-Dolphins, 12:30, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy

Cowboys-Rams, 4, CBS, Jack Buck, Hank Stram, Dick Vermeil

Sunday 1/5:

Giants-Bears, 12:30, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden, Irv Cross

Patriots-Raiders, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen, Ahmad Rashad


CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sunday 1/12:

Rams-Bears, 12:30, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden, Irv Cross

Patriots-Dolphins, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen, Bob Griese


SUPER BOWL XX from New Orleans:

Sunday 1/26: Bears-Patriots, 5, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen, Bob Griese


PRO BOWL from Honolulu:

Sunday 2/2: AFC-NFC, 4, ABC, Frank Gifford, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath, Tim Brant