The 1985 Cincinnati Bengals finished 16th in the National Football League. Riverfront Stadium was their home stadium. They were led by offensive star Eddie Brown, who won the Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year award. The team finished the season 7-9-0. In addition to Eddie Brown, the team was led by rookie quarterback Mike Webster, who was named the league’s most valuable player. Continue reading to learn more about the 1985 Bengals.
The Bengals defense is still among the best in the NFL. Eddie Edwards, a top pass rusher in the NFL, is part of the defensive line. Although the secondary is not perfect, they do have a strong punter in Pat McInally. The Bengals had an ambitious training camp this season, with a focus to build a more dynamic unit. After a mediocre start in 1984, Wyche went from a one-year wonder to a top-10 team in just three years.
The 1985 Cincinnati Bengals finished with 7 wins and nine losses. They scored 441 points and conceded 437. Boomer Esiason led the Bengals’ aerial attack, while Cris Collinsworth and Larry Kinnebrew paced their ground attack. Ross Browner sacked nine of his opponents, while James Griffin intercepted seven passes from their opponents. A few key players were also traded to other teams, including the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears.
The 1985 Cincinnati Bengals finished the regular season with a record of 7-9. They went 5-3 at home and 2-6 on the road. They were a solid 4-2 against AFC Central opponents. Unfortunately, they did not make the playoffs in 1985. However, their record still stands as one of the best ever. They finished the season with an average point differential of +4.