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Topic: 1985 NFL season


  
  NFL Preview - Chicago (9-3) At Pittsburgh (7-5) - NFLNews Story - KNTV | San Francisco
The Bears, who were an anemic 5-11 last season after losing six of their final seven games, against the Steelers, who, with the admittedly good fortune of having run into a scattershot Doug Brien a week earlier, reached the AFC Championship Game and came within one win of an all-Pennsylvania Super Bowl.
Ward's season total of nine receiving touchdowns is second in the AFC and fellow wideout Antwaan Randle El averages 15.5 yards per catch.
The bandwagon is filling to overflow capacity for the Bears, who've inspired comparisons to the aforementioned 1985 team and the successful Baltimore Ravens units of the late 1990s for their defensive prowess.
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  Monday_Night_Football
The season would serve as a study in contrasts as one of the most exciting Monday night games ever was followed the next week by one of the most badly-played in the run of the series.
Both Namath and Simpson would be replaced at the end of the 1985 NFL season, with critics noting their lack of journalistic and reportorial skills in comparison to Cosell.
She had been the first female beat writer in the NFL when she covered the New England Patriots for the Boston Globe in the mid-1970s, and was the first and only woman to handle a Super Bowl presentation when she was a sportscaster with CBS.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/m/mo/monday_night_football.html   (5999 words)

  
 NFL 1985 Football Season Archives
1985 NFL Division Standings: Division ranking and statistics such as winning and loosing streaks, division record, conference record, etc.
1985 NFL Team Rankings: Computer ranking of all the teams in the NFL based on performance AND strength of schedule and more...
1985 NFL Weekly Matchups: Team matchups, computer predications and results of (scheduled games) for the season from the first game of the regular season through the playoffs.
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 NFL Preview - Pittsburgh (3-6) At Cleveland (3-6) - NFLNews Story - KCCI Des Moines
The 2006 season hasn't been so kind to the defending Super Bowl champion Steelers, who sport a 3-6 record with losses in six of their last eight games.
Parker is fourth in the NFL in rushing, and his eight touchdowns are double what he had last season.
Cleveland is 30th in the NFL at stopping the ground attack, but managed to contain one of the league's best running games last week against Atlanta.
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 NFL Preview - Miami (1-6) At Chicago (7-0) - NFLNews Story - WLWT Cincinnati
It was in that season that the 12-0 Bears, having outscored their previous three opponents by a composite score of 104 to 3, went into Miami and were handed a stunning 38-24 defeat, which would remain their only loss during a Super Bowl-winning campaign.
The circumstances this week are somewhat similar, in that the Bears a perfect 7-0 for the first time since 1985, have been the NFL's most dominant outfit this season, and are yet again putting their flawless record on the lineup against the Miami Dolphins.
As mentioned, the most memorable meeting between the teams took place during the 1985 regular season, when the Dolphins handed the Bears their only loss of the year in the form of a 38-24 Monday night victory in south Florida.
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 NFL Europe.com -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
After such a stellar NFL Europe season you must be exhausted, but now you have to get ready for OTAs and camp.
The 1985 Bears were a huge inspiration for me. Walter Payton and the way he played the game really got me interested in football.
NFL Europe League, NFL Europe shield design and the team marks and logos are registered trademarks of the National Football League and its affiliates.
www.nfleurope.com /news/story/8539571   (1035 words)

  
 NFL Rush: The Buzz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
As we approach the halfway point of the 2006 NFL season, the contenders are beginning to separate themselves from the pretenders.
So far this season, no defense has been able to stop him, which has led many NFL coaches to call him the best player in the game.
NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.
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 New Orleans Saints 1985 NFL Season Highlights and Statistics
New Orleans Saints 1985 NFL Season Highlights and Statistics
Earl Campbell was given the starting job when George Rodgers was traded away during the offseason to Washington.
Earl only proved his best days were past as he managed only 1 TD all season long (643 yards rushing).
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 Tagliabue Heads List Of Hall Finalists - NFLNews Story - WNBC | New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He is the only player to lead the NFL in total yards from scrimmage for four consecutive seasons and was the league's MVP in 1991.
Dent spent most of his career with the Chicago Bears and was the MVP of the Super Bowl after the 1985 season when he led the NFL with 17 sacks as part of Chicago's dominating defense.
He was the NFL lineman of the year in 1987, was a seven-time Pro Bowl choice and only one of a handful of players to be selected for two All-Decade Teams (1980s and 1990s).
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 NFL Preview - N.Y. Jets (10-6) At New England (12-4) - NFLNews Story - KTVU San Francisco
The Jets hold a 48-44-1 edge in the all-time regular season series with the Patriots, and broke a seven game losing skid to their longtime AFC East rival with a 17-14 road victory in Week 10.
Samuel was tied for the NFL lead in picks during the regular season along with the Broncos' Champ Bailey.
New York ranked just 24th in NFL rushing defense (130.2 yards per game) during the regular season, and were 27th in yards allowed per carry (4.6).
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 ESPN.com: NFL - Greatest teams: 1985 Chicago Bears
The Bears led the NFC and were fourth in the NFL in average yards per pass attempt.
Simply put, there were no negatives in the 1985 Bears' record, which can't be said about any of the other 11 teams on the list, at least relative to each other.
In fact, the 1985 Chicago Bears may still be the most famous team in NFL history and much of their fame comes from the brilliance of their season, the best season by a team in NFL history.
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 ESPN Monday Night Football
While the NFL moved to a 16-week schedule in 1978, Meredith was only contractually obligated to work 14 games, leaving Cosell and Gifford to work games as a duo or with newly-retired Fran Tarkenton beginning in 1979.
Both Namath and Simpson would be replaced at the end of the 1985 NFL season, with critics noting their lack of journalistic and reportorial skills in comparison to Cosell.
She had been the first female beat writer in the NFL when she covered the New England Patriots for the Boston Globe in the mid-1970s, and was the first and only woman to handle a Super Bowl presentation when she was a sportscaster with CBS.
www.sportsbusinesssims.com /espn-monday-night-football-history.htm   (6359 words)

  
 Aikman And White Headline List Of Six Elected To Hall Of Fame - NFLNews Story - KNBC | Los Angeles
Injuries and concussions forced Aikman to call it quits after the 2000 season, but he was an accurate passer with six Pro Bowl selections and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXVII after the 1992 season in a 52-17 victory over Buffalo.
He twice led the NFL league in sacks, and his 21 for the Eagles in 1987 is tied for third place on the NFL's all-time single-season list.
He had 12 seasons with 10-plus sacks and was honored as the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1987 and '98.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports > National Football League
The NFL Players Association's licensing arm is asking a court to dismiss a suit accusing it of inadequately representing 3,500 retired players.
NFL calls off China exhibition game: The exhibition game scheduled for China in August was postponed Monday by the NFL, which said it wanted to concentrate its “global resources” on next October's regular-season game in London.
Former NFL player Staat to deploy to Iraq: A former NFL player who left the sport to join the Marines and was motivated by college roommate Pat Tillman, who died in Afghanistan, was heading for the war in Iraq Tuesday night.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/nfl/index.html   (2042 words)

  
 The Heat Is On In Miami - NFLNews Story - KCCI Des Moines
Harrington's 414 yards were the most in the regular season by a Dolphins quarterback since Marino threw for 450 on October 1, 1995 against Cincinnati.
He has recorded at least one sack in four straight games and is on the cusp of becoming the 23rd player in league history to reach 100 since the sack stat became official in 1982.
The December 2, 1985 contest took place on a Monday night in Miami, and the Dolphins derailed Chicago's attempt at history with a 38-24 victory.
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 NFL notes: Jets place Dwight on IR; Giants sign P Landetta - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Dwight, in his ninth NFL season, was listed as questionable all week for New York's game at Green Bay with foot and thigh injuries, and didn't fully participate in practice.
He was waived before the season after spending training camp with the Jets, but was signed to the practice squad Sept 6.
Suisham was primarily a kickoff specialist earlier this season with Dallas.
www.usatoday.com /sports/football/nfl/2006-12-02-injury-roundup_x.htm?csp=34   (954 words)

  
 NFL.com - Miami Dolphins Team News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
They were the only players in NFL history to finish a season unbeaten and untied, and they took great pride in the accomplishment.
Each year, when the NFL's last undefeated team absorbed a loss, those living in Florida got together to pull champagne corks and toast their unique place in history.
The Dolphins' head coach in 1985 was the same as in 1972.
www.nfl.com /teams/story/MIA/5986674   (819 words)

  
 Pennington, Mangini Shed 'Same Old Jets' Label - NFLNews Story - KTVU San Francisco
That was certainly the case on Sunday, as Chad Pennington capped an improbable regular season by completing 22-of-30 passes for 157 yards with a touchdown in New York's 23-3 win over the Raiders at the Meadowlands.
The Jets hold a 48-44-1 edge in the all-time regular season series with the Patriots, and broke a seven-game losing skid to their long-time AFC East rival with a 17-14 road victory in Week 10.
It was in Game 3 last season that Pennington hurt his shoulder and had to undergo a second torn labrum surgery.
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 John Madden
Legendary NFL broadcaster John Madden returns for his fourth season as expert analyst for "Monday Night Football." Madden, who is synonymous with NFL football for millions of fans nationwide, has an ability to explain the game's finer points with a unique sense of humor.
A linebacker coach when he began his NFL coaching career with Oakland in 1967, Madden became the head coach in 1969, at age 33, the youngest head coach in the American Football League.
In its 16th year, Madden NFL is the undisputed leader in authentic football simulation.
sports.espn.go.com /nfl/madden/story?page=bio   (614 words)

  
 NFL Preseason picks - pre season nfl predictions
Handicapping the NFL pre season can in fact be very profitable though, if you know what to look for.
In NFL pre season, game plans are generally laid out in fl and white by the coaches.
One popular angle that has been profitable the past few NFL pre seasons is to go with a team that already has a game under their belts, when they go up against a team playing their first game.
www.bettorsworld.com /nfl-pre-season.htm   (758 words)

  
 NFL Football News and Headlines: Single Source to NFL Football Headlines and NFL News Commentary
But in the always unpredictable NFL, the Giants have reversed their fortunes and are in the hunt for their second NFC East championship in the past three years.
The NFL and baseball were virtually even in 1985 (NFL, 24 percent; baseball, 23 percent).
With two weeks to go in the season, the NFL’s American Football Conference is as competitive as it has been in 15 years, with not one team yet qualifying for the playoffs.
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 Tomlinson Agrees To Contract Extension - NFLNews Story - WGAL Lancaster
Tomlinson is one of the youngest stars in the NFL and can give defenses nightmares with his ability to run and catch.
Last season, the TCU product became the first running back in NFL history to have at least 1,000 rushing yards and 100 catches in a season.
The 25-year-old Rosebud, Texas native was the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft.
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 Flutie To Call It A Career - NFLNews Story - WFTV Orlando
Flutie, 43, spent the 2005 season with the Patriots and played in just five games, but the native of nearby Natick, Massachusetts will long be remembered in New England for more than just a solid pro career.
Flutie was an 11th-round pick of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1985 draft, but never played for the club and went on to star for the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League for one season.
He was relegated to backup duty in 2002 with the emergence of Drew Brees and also spent most of the next two seasons in that role.
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 NFL Europe.com - NFL News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Rick Lantz was pleased to announce the appointment of his coordinators, saying "Both Ken and Jim are experienced, enthusiastic coaches who will bring great energy and expertise to their positions.
Margerum, a Super Bowl-winning wide receiver with the Chicago Bears following the 1985 NFL season, joined the NFLEL after a three-year stint as wide receivers coach at the University of California Berkeley.
Tomsula spent five seasons coaching the Claymores defensive line after entering professional football with the England Monarchs in 1998.
www.nfleurope.com /news/archive/11202003_lede   (451 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on New England Patriots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
However, the Patriots' first season as part of the NFL resulted in a record of 2?12, sole possession of the newly merged league's worst record.
The NFL investigated the incident and following the report NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue fined the team $50,000, as well as players Zeke Mowatt, Michael Timpson and Robert Perryman who were fined $12,500, $5,000 and $5,000 respectively for the Lisa Olson incident.
In 2001 Patriot quarterback Drew Bledsoe was injured early in the season.
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 Stadiums of the NFL-Veterans Stadium-Philadelphia Eagles
It was called one of the worst stadiums in the NFL during its time and few fans and players are sad that Veterans Stadium is now only a memory.
Between 1985 and 1987, 89 luxury Penthouse suites were built atop the stadium.
After the end of the 2000 NFL season, the Astroturf was removed and replaced with NexTurf, a thick plastic grass.
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 Bears Defense Ready For Super Challenge - NFLNews Story - WRC | Washington
It's been a long time since that glorious 1985 season, but the Bears have finally made it back to the Super Bowl.
Chicago topped the NFL with 44 takeaways (24 interceptions, 20 fumbles) during the regular season, which were often turned into points by the team's erratic offense.
Defensive Tackles: Part of the Bears' defensive downfall late in the season was attributed to the year-ending torn hamstring that dominating tackle Tommie Harris (28 tackles, 5 sacks) suffered in early December.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 1985   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
For the song by Bowling for Soup, see 1985 (song).
1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.
Epistle of the World Gathering of Young Friends 1985 (Source)
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 Jan Stenerud - Kicking Pioneer | NEWS | NFLPLAYERS.COM
He went on to play 19 seasons in professional football and became a six-time all-league selection.
When Stenerud retired from the game following the 1985 NFL season, he began working for HNTB Corporation and to this day continues to be one of HNTB's leaders within the sports group department.
He kicked 13 years (1967-1979) for the Chiefs before moving on to Green Bay (1980-1983) and eventually retired after the 1985 season with Minnesota.
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 "The Waterbury Connecticut Republican American Newspaper"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
But a year later, he was stunned again as he watched the 1985 NFL draft.
Veingrad missed the 1985 NFL season, but returned to college to finish his degree and even coached the offensive line.
After six seasons, including the Super Bowl in 1992, football was out of his system.
www.rep-am.com /story.php?id=9908&p=1   (392 words)

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