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|1985 Ottawa Rough Riders season|
|Head coach||Joe Moss|
|Home field||Lansdowne Park|
|Division place||3rd, East|
|Playoff finish||Lost in East Semi-Final|
The 1985 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 3rd place in the East Division with a 7–9 record. The team lost the East-Semi Final game to the Montreal Concordes.
|2||10||Tom Munroe||WR||British Columbia|
|8||64||Morris Elfenbaum||OL||Minot State|
|June 8||at Montreal Concordes||34–10||Loss||11,196||0–1|
|June 13||vs. Montreal Concordes||37–22||Loss||11,918||0–2|
|June 24||vs. Toronto Argonauts||23–22||Win||12,695||1–2|
|June 29||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||33–14||Loss||16,753||1–3|
|Ottawa Rough Riders||16||7||9||0||272||402||14|
|1||July 7||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||46–22||Loss||20,785||0–1|
|3||July 18||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||41–19||Win||20,425||1–1|
|4||July 28||vs. Calgary Stampeders||14–12||Win||20,153||2–1|
|5||Aug 2||at Edmonton Eskimos||49–14||Loss||41,493||2–2|
|6||Aug 8||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||58–15||Loss||27,709||2–3|
|7||Aug 15||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||17–4||Win||20,348||3–3|
|8||Aug 22||at Toronto Argonauts||18–8||Win||29,637||4–3|
|9||Aug 30||vs. BC Lions||18–13||Loss||23,611||4–4|
|10||Sept 7||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||42–14||Loss||19,165||4–5|
|11||Sept 14||at Calgary Stampeders||32–7||Loss||12,076||4–6|
|12||Sept 22||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||32–11||Loss||16,101||4–7|
|13||Sept 29||vs. Montreal Concordes||23–7||Win||24,909||5–7|
|14||Oct 6||vs. Toronto Argonauts||19–15||Win||18,363||6–7|
|16||Oct 19||at Montreal Concordes||30–7||Win||15,951||7–7|
|17||Oct 26||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||34–4||Loss||23,692||7–8|
|18||Nov 1||at BC Lions||17–10||Loss||38,661||7–9|
|East Semi-Final||Nov 10||at Montreal Concordes||30–20||Loss||11,372|
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