1985 CFL season

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1985 CFL season
DurationJuly 4 – November 3, 1985
East Champions championsHamilton Tiger-Cats
West Champions championsBC Lions
73rd Grey Cup
DateNovember 24, 1985
VenueOlympic Stadium, Montreal
ChampionsBC Lions
CFL seasons seasons
← 1984
1986 →
Canadian Football League team locations: Red pog.svg West, Blue 000080 pog.svg East

The 1985 CFL season is considered to be the 32nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 28th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1985[edit]

The CFL adopted a regular season overtime format that will consist of two-minute halves (no sudden death), which would be implemented for the 1986 season. In addition, the CFL changed the playoff overtime format from two ten-minute halves (with no sudden death) to two five-minute halves (no sudden death).

Regular season standings[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
BC Lions 16 13 3 0 481 297 26
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 12 4 0 500 259 24
Edmonton Eskimos 16 10 6 0 432 373 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 5 11 0 320 462 10
Calgary Stampeders 16 3 13 0 256 429 6
East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 8 8 0 377 315 16
Montreal Concordes 16 8 8 0 284 332 16
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 7 9 0 272 402 14
Toronto Argonauts 16 6 10 0 344 397 12
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • BC and Hamilton have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

The BC Lions are the 1985 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 37–24, at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. This was BC's first Grey Cup victory since 1964. The Lions' Roy Dewalt (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and James "Quick" Parker (DE) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence, while Lui Passaglia (K/P) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket[edit]

November 10: Division Semifinals November 17: Division Finals November 24: 73rd Grey Cup @ Olympic StadiumMontreal, Quebec
E2 Montreal Concordes 26
E3 Ottawa Rough Riders 20 E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 50
E2 Montreal Concordes 30 E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24
W1 BC Lions 37
W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22
W3 Edmonton Eskimos 15 W1 BC Lions 42
W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22

CFL Leaders[edit]

1985 CFL All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1985 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1985 Western All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1985 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CFLapedia".