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1985 Pittsburgh Steelers

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7-9-0, AFC Central Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.5, Offense: 0.6, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 379 points (23.7/g), 9th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 355 points (22.2/g), 15th.
 Differential of 24 points (1.5/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 8.6-7.4.

Coach: Chuck Noll (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Moore
 Defensive Coordinator: Tony Dungy

Stadium: Three Rivers Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner/President Art Rooney
Director of Player Personnel/de facto General Manager Dick Haley
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 379 5350 1086 4.9 36 9 25 315 254 512 3173 23 27 5.8 165 541 2177 14 4.0 125
Team Defense 355 4659 990 4.7 34 14 24 273 287 484 2783 18 20 5.4 144 470 1876 19 4.0 105
Lg Rank Offense 9 13 11 2 13 13 13 8 23 13 7 13 17 15
Lg Rank Defense 15 6 21 19 4 7 2 6 16 8 12 12 19 12

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-0 Indianapolis Colts 45 3 30 445 282 163 1 9 159 112 47 2
2 Mon September 16 boxscore L 1-1 @ Cleveland Browns 7 17 15 216 162 54 2 21 293 148 145 1
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-1 Houston Oilers 20 0 22 335 102 233 8 134 84 50 2
4 Mon September 30 boxscore L 2-2 Cincinnati Bengals 24 37 27 453 340 113 3 23 366 144 222 2
5 Sun October 6 boxscore L 2-3 @ Miami Dolphins 20 24 15 282 145 137 1 24 399 277 122 4
6 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 13 27 14 315 231 84 3 18 374 241 133 2
7 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-4 St. Louis Cardinals 23 10 15 326 184 142 1 22 286 160 126 3
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 21 26 14 256 169 87 6 20 306 221 85 2
9 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-5 Cleveland Browns 10 9 17 238 83 155 9 153 87 66
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 5-5 @ Kansas City Chiefs 36 28 17 396 251 145 1 13 295 259 36 2
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W 6-5 @ Houston Oilers 30 7 24 378 130 248 2 10 162 56 106 2
12 Sun November 24 boxscore L 6-6 Washington Redskins 23 30 20 308 206 102 3 16 259 176 83 1
13 Sun December 1 boxscore L 6-7 Denver Broncos 23 31 22 327 250 77 4 20 331 238 93 1
14 Sun December 8 boxscore L 6-8 @ San Diego Chargers 44 54 28 427 275 152 4 23 448 364 84 3
15 Sun December 15 boxscore W 7-8 Buffalo Bills 30 24 25 434 264 170 3 14 323 134 189 5
16 Sat December 21 boxscore L 7-9 @ New York Giants 10 28 10 214 99 115 2 23 371 82 289 2

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
16 Mark Malone 27 QB 10 8 3-5-0 117 233 50.2 1428 13 5.6 7 3.0 45 6.1 5.9 12.2 142.8 75.5 10 80 5.55 5.32 4.1
19 David Woodley 27 qb 9 6 4-2-0 94 183 51.4 1357 6 3.3 14 7.7 69 7.4 4.6 14.4 150.8 54.8 13 84 6.49 3.89 6.6 1 1
10 Scott Campbell 23 qb 16 2 0-2-0 43 96 44.8 612 4 4.2 6 6.3 51 6.4 4.4 14.2 38.3 53.8 10 60 5.21 3.42 9.4 1 1
Team Total 25.9 16 7-9-0 254 512 49.6 3397 23 4.5 27 5.3 69 6.6 5.2 13.4 212.3 64.1 33 224 5.82 4.44 6.1 2 2
Opp Total 16 287 484 59.3 3088 18 3.7 20 4.1 6.4 5.26 10.8 193.0 73.3 36 305 5.4 4.3 6.9

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
30 Frank Pollard 28 FB 16 16 233 991 3 56 4.3 61.9 14.6 24 250 10.4 0 20 1.5 15.6 1241 3 2
34 Walter Abercrombie 26 RB 16 16 227 851 7 32 3.7 53.2 14.2 24 209 8.7 2 27 1.5 13.1 1060 9 5
24 Rich Erenberg 23 14 0 17 67 0 12 3.9 4.8 1.2 33 326 9.9 3 35 2.4 23.3 393 3 1
19 David Woodley 27 qb 9 6 17 71 2 13 4.2 7.9 1.9 71 2 8
16 Mark Malone 27 QB 10 8 15 80 1 25 5.3 8.0 1.5 80 1 3
36 Todd Spencer 23 KR 16 0 13 56 0 11 4.3 3.5 0.8 3 25 8.3 0 13 0.2 1.6 81 0 3
10 Scott Campbell 23 qb 16 2 9 28 0 14 3.1 1.8 0.6 28 0 3
47 Steve Morse 22 16 0 8 17 0 9 2.1 1.1 0.5 17 0 0
83 Louis Lipps* 23 PR/WR 16 16 2 16 1 15 8.0 1.0 0.1 59 1134 19.2 12 51 3.7 70.9 1150 13 5
82 John Stallworth 33 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 75 937 12.5 5 41 4.7 58.6 937 5 0
85 Calvin Sweeney 30 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 234 14.6 0 69 1.0 14.6 234 0 0
87 Weegie Thompson 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 138 17.3 1 42 0.5 8.6 138 1 0
89 Bennie Cunningham 31 TE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 61 10.2 0 17 0.5 5.5 61 0 0
86 Preston Gothard 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 83 13.8 0 24 0.4 5.2 83 0 0
Team Total 25.9 16 541 2177 14 56 4.0 136.1 33.8 254 3397 13.4 23 69 15.9 212.3 5574 37 31
Opp Total 16 470 1876 19 4.0 117.3 29.4 287 2783 9.7 18 17.9 173.9 4659 37 34

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
83 Louis Lipps* 23 PR/WR 16 16 36 437 2 71 12.1 13 237 0 26 18.2 1824
36 Todd Spencer 23 KR 16 0 27 617 0 40 22.9 698
24 Rich Erenberg 23 14 0 21 441 0 35 21.0 834
22 Rick Woods 26 lcb 16 9 13 46 0 10 3.5 46
41 Sam Washington 25 7 0 3 34 0 14 11.3 34
25 Anthony Tuggle 22 2 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 25.9 16 49 483 2 71 9.9 65 1337 0 40 20.6 7394
Opp Total 16 43 380 0 8.8 65 1566 0 24.1

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1 Gary Anderson* 26 K 16 0 1 1 13 12 15 14 9 5 4 1 42 33 78.6% 40 40 100.0%
18 Harry Newsome 22 P 16 0 78 3088 59 1 39.6
Team Total 25.9 16 1 1 13 12 15 14 9 5 4 1 42 33 78.6% 40 40 100.0% 78 3088 59 1 39.6
Opp Total 16 25 19 76.0% 43 40 93.0% 86 3517 40.9

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
19 David Woodley 27 qb 9 6 0 8 2 0 0
83 Louis Lipps* 23 PR/WR 16 16 0 5 4 3 0
56 Robin Cole 30 RILB 16 16 3.0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0
57 Mike Merriweather* 25 LOLB 16 16 4.0 2 36 1 35 0 0 1 0 0 0
34 Walter Abercrombie 26 RB 16 16 0 5 1 0 0
10 Scott Campbell 23 qb 16 2 0 3 3 0 0
16 Mark Malone 27 QB 10 8 0 3 3 -5 0
31 Donnie Shell 33 SS 16 16 4 40 0 26 0 0 0 2 0 0
67 Gary Dunn 32 NT 10 7 2.5 0 0 3 0 0
93 Keith Willis 26 LDE 16 16 5.5
53 Bryan Hinkle 26 ROLB 14 14 5.0
50 David Little 26 LILB 16 16 1.0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 11 0
49 Dwayne Woodruff 28 LCB 12 10 5 80 0 33 0
78 Mark Catano 23 nt 15 6 3.0 0 0 1 17 0
92 Keith Gary 26 RDE 12 7 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Todd Spencer 23 KR 16 0 0 3 1 0 0
21 Eric Williams 25 FS 14 14 4 47 0 29 0
91 Gregg Carr 23 lb 16 2 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
30 Frank Pollard 28 FB 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
95 John Goodman 27 rde 12 6 2.0
99 Darryl Sims 24 16 0 2.0
26 John Swain 26 db 9 1 2 4 0 4 0
24 Rich Erenberg 23 14 0 0 1 0 -12 0
86 Preston Gothard 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Tunch Ilkin 28 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
47 Steve Morse 22 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Edmund Nelson 25 rde 6 6 1.0
85 Calvin Sweeney 30 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Sam Washington 25 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Mike Webster* 33 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
73 Craig Wolfley 27 LG 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
22 Rick Woods 26 lcb 16 9 1.0
Team Total 25.9 16 34.0 20 211 1 35 0 0 31 36 14 0
Opp Total 16 33 34 20

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Gary Anderson* 26 K 16 0 40 33 139
83 Louis Lipps* 23 PR/WR 16 16 1 12 2 15 90
34 Walter Abercrombie 26 RB 16 16 7 2 9 54
82 John Stallworth 33 WR 16 16 5 5 30
24 Rich Erenberg 23 14 0 3 3 18
30 Frank Pollard 28 FB 16 16 3 3 18
19 David Woodley 27 qb 9 6 2 2 12
16 Mark Malone 27 QB 10 8 1 1 6
57 Mike Merriweather* 25 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
87 Weegie Thompson 24 16 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.9 16 14 23 2 1 40 40 33 379
Opp Total 16 19 18 1 5 40 19 355