1985 CFL season

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1985 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJuly 4 – November 3, 1985
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 10, 1985
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats
West Champions BC Lions
73rd Grey Cup
DateNovember 24, 1985
Site Olympic Stadium, Montreal
ChampionsBC Lions
  1984 CFL seasons 1986  

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

Contents

CFL News in 1985

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

Final regular season standings

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

West Division
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
BC Lions 16133048129726
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16124050025924
Edmonton Eskimos 16106043237320
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16511032046210
Calgary Stampeders 1631302564296
East Division
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1688037731516
Montreal Concordes 1688028433216
Ottawa Rough Riders 1679027240214
Toronto Argonauts 16610034439712
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • BC and Hamilton have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

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

 November 10: Division Semifinals  November 17: Division Finals  November 24: 73rd Grey Cup @ Olympic StadiumMontreal, Quebec
              
 East  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
 West  W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22  
 W3 Edmonton Eskimos 15  W1 BC Lions 42 
 W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22 

CFL Leaders

1985 CFL All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1985 Eastern All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1985 Western All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1985 CFL Awards

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References

  1. "CFLapedia".