1985 USFL Season


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Preseason Week 1
Saturday, February 2, 1985 Baltimore 10 at Orlando 16 (Deland, FL)    S
Saturday, February 2, 1985 Birmingham 0 at San Antonio 0   
Saturday, February 2, 1985 Denver 17 at Los Angeles 17 (Long Beach, CA)    S
Saturday, February 2, 1985 New Jersey 16 at Memphis 3 (Charlotte, NC) 11,667   WHBQ? S
Saturday, February 2, 1985 Oakland 10 at Arizona 3 (Mesa, AZ)    S
 
Preseason Week 2
Saturday, February 9, 1985 Baltimore 14 at Memphis 9 (Winter Haven, FL)    S
Saturday, February 9, 1985 Denver 27 at Portland 9 (Pomona, CA)    S
Saturday, February 9, 1985 Houston 28 at San Antonio 21 (McAllen, TX)    S V
Saturday, February 9, 1985 New Jersey 7 at Tampa Bay 21 32,370   S
Saturday, February 9, 1985 Oakland 12 at Arizona 0 (Mesa, AZ)   
Saturday, February 9, 1985 Orlando 20 at Jacksonville 10    S
 
Preseason Week 3
Friday, February 15, 1985 New Jersey 24 at Orlando 14 33,000   S
Saturday, February 16, 1985 Baltimore 26 at Tampa Bay 28 (Charlotte, NC) 20,000   WTOG-Tampa S V
Saturday, February 16, 1985 Denver 13 at San Antonio 36    S
Saturday, February 16, 1985 Houston 20 at Birmingham 10    KTXH-Houston S V
Saturday, February 16, 1985 Memphis 13 at Jacksonville 10    WHBQ? S
Saturday, February 16, 1985 Portland 17 at Los Angeles 38 (Pierce College, Los Angeles) 5,500   S
Sunday, February 17, 1985 Arizona 13 at Oakland 31 (Fresno, CA) 10,204   S
 
Week 1
Saturday, February 23, 1985 Orlando 7 at Tampa Bay 35 45,045   ESPN S B V
Sunday, February 24, 1985 Baltimore 14 at Jacksonville 22 51,045   S B V
Sunday, February 24, 1985 Denver 10 at Oakland 31 23,622   S B V
Sunday, February 24, 1985 Houston 34 at Los Angeles 33 18,828   S B V
Sunday, February 24, 1985 New Jersey 28 at Birmingham 38 34,785   ABC S B V
Sunday, February 24, 1985 Portland 7 at Arizona 9 20,351   S B V
Monday, February 25, 1985 Memphis 20 at San Antonio 3 10,983   ESPN S B V
 
Week 2
Friday, March 1, 1985 New Jersey 28 at Orlando 10 32,748   ESPN S B V
Saturday, March 2, 1985 Los Angeles 10 at Portland 14 25,232   ESPN S B V
Sunday, March 3, 1985 Arizona 14 at San Antonio 16 11,151   S B V
Sunday, March 3, 1985 Baltimore 17 at Oakland 17 OT 20,495   S B V
Sunday, March 3, 1985 Denver 40 at Birmingham 23 27,400   S B V
Sunday, March 3, 1985 Houston 50 at Tampa Bay 28 42,291   ABC S B V
Monday, March 4, 1985 Memphis 24 at Jacksonville 14 40,112   ESPN S B V
 
Week 3
Saturday, March 9, 1985 Baltimore 19 at Memphis 21 37,466   ESPN S B V
Saturday, March 9, 1985 Birmingham 34 at Orlando 10 25,831   S B V
Sunday, March 10, 1985 Houston 42 at Oakland 7 16,037   S B V
Sunday, March 10, 1985 Los Angeles 24 at New Jersey 35 58,741   ABC S B V
Sunday, March 10, 1985 Portland 17 at Denver 29 17,870   S B V
Sunday, March 10, 1985 Tampa Bay 31 at San Antonio 18 21,822   S B V
Monday, March 11, 1985 Jacksonville 21 at Arizona 41 13,025   ESPN S B V
 
Week 4
Saturday, March 16, 1985 Arizona 13 at Tampa Bay 23 41,381   ESPN S B V
Saturday, March 16, 1985 Orlando 17 at Portland 23 25,885   S B V
Saturday, March 16, 1985 San Antonio 7 at Los Angeles 38 10,410   ESPN S B V
Sunday, March 17, 1985 Jacksonville 36 at Oakland 42 16,678   S B V
Sunday, March 17, 1985 Memphis 19 at Birmingham 34 34,500   S B V
Sunday, March 17, 1985 New Jersey 9 at Baltimore 29 31,026   ABC S B 1 V
Monday, March 18, 1985 Denver 17 at Houston 36 33,747   ESPN S B V
 
Week 5
Thursday, March 21, 1985 Orlando 31 at Jacksonville 34 OT 31,883   ESPN S B V
Saturday, March 23, 1985 Los Angeles 13 at Arizona 27 20,835   ESPN S B V
Sunday, March 24, 1985 Birmingham 7 at Baltimore 3 14,529   S B V
Sunday, March 24, 1985 Oakland 31 at Memphis 19 28,773   S B V
Sunday, March 24, 1985 Portland 20 at Houston 27 22,031   S B V
Sunday, March 24, 1985 Tampa Bay 24 at New Jersey 28 41,079   ABC S B V
Monday, March 25, 1985 San Antonio 2 at Denver 16 13,901   ESPN S B V
 
Week 6
Friday, March 29, 1985 Tampa Bay 28 at Memphis 20 23,952   ESPN S B V
Saturday, March 30, 1985 Jacksonville 18 at Birmingham 25 41,200   S B V
Saturday, March 30, 1985 New Jersey 13 at Arizona 31 30,432   ESPN S B V
Sunday, March 31, 1985 Baltimore 27 at Houston 14 24,166   ABC S B V
Sunday, March 31, 1985 Oakland 30 at Los Angeles 6 11,619   S B V
Sunday, March 31, 1985 Orlando 17 at Denver 21 10,217   S B V
Monday, April 1, 1985 San Antonio 33 at Portland 0 19,882   ESPN S B V
 
Week 7
Thursday, April 4, 1985 Memphis 17 at Orlando 28 21,223   ESPN S B V
Saturday, April 6, 1985 Jacksonville 17 at Tampa Bay 31 51,286   ESPN S B V
Saturday, April 6, 1985 Oakland 17 at Portland 30 23,388   S B V
Sunday, April 7, 1985 Baltimore 17 at Los Angeles 6 5,637   ABC S B V
Sunday, April 7, 1985 Birmingham 14 at San Antonio 15 8,873   S B V
Sunday, April 7, 1985 Houston 25 at New Jersey 31 34,573   ABC S B V
Monday, April 8, 1985 Arizona 7 at Denver 28 12,769   ESPN S B V
 
Week 8
Friday, April 12, 1985 San Antonio 17 at Jacksonville 28 32,097   ESPN S B V
Saturday, April 13, 1985 Oakland 17 at Birmingham 20 44,500   ESPN S B V
Sunday, April 14, 1985 Los Angeles 18 at Houston 17 20,193   S B V
Sunday, April 14, 1985 Memphis 13 at Baltimore 10 15,728   ABC S B V
Sunday, April 14, 1985 Orlando 24 at Arizona 19 32,169   S B V
Sunday, April 14, 1985 Portland 7 at New Jersey 34 38,245   ABC S B V
Monday, April 15, 1985 Denver 17 at Tampa Bay 33 54,267   ESPN S B V
 
Week 9
Friday, April 19, 1985 New Jersey 21 at Memphis 18 44,339   ESPN S B V
Saturday, April 20, 1985 Jacksonville 31 at Orlando 10 34,338   S B V
Saturday, April 20, 1985 Los Angeles 0 at Denver 51 13,165   S B V
Sunday, April 21, 1985 Houston 33 at Arizona 17 16,640   ABC S B V
Sunday, April 21, 1985 Portland 17 at Baltimore 26 14,832   S B 1 V
Sunday, April 21, 1985 Tampa Bay 3 at Birmingham 30 28,900   ESPN S B V
Monday, April 22, 1985 San Antonio 20 at Oakland 27 18,215   ESPN S B V
 
Week 10
Friday, April 26, 1985 Memphis 33 at Denver 17 8,207   ESPN S B V
Saturday, April 27, 1985 Arizona 11 at Oakland 27 12,972   ESPN S B V
Saturday, April 27, 1985 Portland 12 at Los Angeles 17 8,410   S B V
Sunday, April 28, 1985 Baltimore 14 at Tampa Bay 28 41,226   S B V
Sunday, April 28, 1985 Birmingham 17 at Jacksonville 27 41,298   ABC S B V
Sunday, April 28, 1985 Houston 38 at San Antonio 29 9,723   S B V
Monday, April 29, 1985 Orlando 7 at New Jersey 24 38,084   ESPN S B V
 
Week 11
Friday, May 3, 1985 Birmingham 24 at Memphis 38 29,025   ESPN S B V
Saturday, May 4, 1985 Tampa Bay 24 at Los Angeles 14 4,912   ESPN S B V
Sunday, May 5, 1985 Arizona 19 at Baltimore 24 14,432   S B V
Sunday, May 5, 1985 Denver 35 at San Antonio 9 9,753   S B V
Sunday, May 5, 1985 New Jersey 20 at Jacksonville 30 60,100   ABC S B V
Sunday, May 5, 1985 Oakland 21 at Orlando 7 21,085   S B V
Monday, May 6, 1985 Houston 45 at Portland 7 18,457   ESPN S B V
 
Week 12
Saturday, May 11, 1985 Los Angeles 6 at Oakland 27 12,482   ESPN S B V
Saturday, May 11, 1985 Portland 0 at Birmingham 14 28,500   ESPN S B V
Sunday, May 12, 1985 Baltimore 3 at New Jersey 10 34,446   ABC S B V
Sunday, May 12, 1985 Denver 42 at Arizona 28 5,731   S B V
Sunday, May 12, 1985 Houston 15 at Memphis 17 27,325   ABC S B V
Sunday, May 12, 1985 Tampa Bay 21 at Jacksonville 10 58,928   S B V
Monday, May 13, 1985 San Antonio 20 at Orlando 21 22,404   ESPN S B V
 
Week 13
Friday, May 17, 1985 Baltimore 34 at Orlando 21 23,121   ESPN S B V
Saturday, May 18, 1985 Memphis 38 at Tampa Bay 14 44,818   ESPN S B V
Saturday, May 18, 1985 Oakland 24 at San Antonio 21 7,118   S B
Sunday, May 19, 1985 Arizona 30 at Portland 21 15,275   S B
Sunday, May 19, 1985 Birmingham 44 at Los Angeles 7 4,658   S B
Sunday, May 19, 1985 New Jersey 24 at Denver 28 29,129   ABC S B V
Monday, May 20, 1985 Jacksonville 20 at Houston 17 17,127   ESPN S B V
 
Week 14
Thursday, May 23, 1985 Oakland 31 at Denver 16 12,372   ESPN S B V
Saturday, May 25, 1985 Los Angeles 7 at Jacksonville 21 51,033   ESPN S B V
Saturday, May 25, 1985 Memphis 14 at Portland 17 16,682   ESPN S B V
Sunday, May 26, 1985 Arizona 20 at Houston 41 12,696   S B V
Sunday, May 26, 1985 New Jersey 30 at Tampa Bay 24 OT 44,539   ABC S B V
Sunday, May 26, 1985 San Antonio 10 at Baltimore 28 8,633   S B
Monday, May 27, 1985 Orlando 17 at Birmingham 41 24,500   ESPN S B V
 
Week 15
Thursday, May 30, 1985 Denver 27 at Los Angeles 20 3,059   ESPN S B V
Saturday, June 1, 1985 Memphis 7 at New Jersey 17 45,682   ESPN S B V
Saturday, June 1, 1985 San Antonio 3 at Arizona 13 11,151   S B
Saturday, June 1, 1985 Tampa Bay 7 at Orlando 37 26,847   S B V
Sunday, June 2, 1985 Jacksonville 12 at Baltimore 17 9,663   ABC S B V
Sunday, June 2, 1985 Portland 20 at Oakland 38 12,740   S B
Monday, June 3, 1985 Birmingham 29 at Houston 27 13,202   ESPN S B V
 
Week 16
Friday, June 7, 1985 Orlando 17 at Memphis 41 23,216   ESPN S B V
Saturday, June 8, 1985 Baltimore 7 at Birmingham 14 24,300   ESPN S B V
Saturday, June 8, 1985 Oakland 21 at Arizona 28 10,591   S B V
Saturday, June 8, 1985 Tampa Bay 24 at Portland 27 15,521   S B V
Sunday, June 9, 1985 Houston 13 at Denver 16 12,553   ABC S B V
Sunday, June 9, 1985 Los Angeles 27 at San Antonio 31 4,963   S B
Monday, June 10, 1985 Jacksonville 24 at New Jersey 31 36,465   ESPN S B V
 
Week 17
Friday, June 14, 1985 Denver 17 at Portland 23 18,953   ESPN S B V
Saturday, June 15, 1985 Arizona 21 at Los Angeles 10 (Pierce College, Los Angeles) 8,200   S B V
Saturday, June 15, 1985 Birmingham 14 at Tampa Bay 17 42,131   S B V
Saturday, June 15, 1985 Jacksonville 0 at Memphis 31 31,634   S B V
Saturday, June 15, 1985 New Jersey 29 at Oakland 34 24,338   ESPN S B V
Saturday, June 15, 1985 Orlando 10 at Baltimore 41 6,988   S B V
Monday, June 17, 1985 San Antonio 21 at Houston 49 11,780   ESPN S B V
 
Week 18
Friday, June 21, 1985 Los Angeles 10 at Orlando 17 22,865   ESPN S B V
Saturday, June 22, 1985 Arizona 28 at Memphis 38 32,743   ESPN S B V
Sunday, June 23, 1985 Birmingham 14 at New Jersey 6 44,098   ABC S B V
Sunday, June 23, 1985 Denver 6 at Jacksonville 42 32,428   S B V
Sunday, June 23, 1985 Portland 13 at San Antonio 21 19,603   S B V
Sunday, June 23, 1985 Tampa Bay 10 at Baltimore 38 12,647   S B V
Monday, June 24, 1985 Oakland 31 at Houston 21 15,797   ESPN S B V
 
Quarterfinals
Saturday, June 29, 1985 Houston 20 at Birmingham 22 18,500   ABC S B V
Sunday, June 30, 1985 Denver 7 at Memphis 48 34,528   S B V
Sunday, June 30, 1985 Tampa Bay 27 at Oakland 30 19,346   ABC S B V
Monday, July 1, 1985 Baltimore 20 at New Jersey 17 26,982   S B V
 
Semifinals
Saturday, July 6, 1985 Oakland 28 at Memphis 19 37,796   ABC S B V
Sunday, July 7, 1985 Baltimore 28 at Birmingham 14 23,250   ABC S B V
 
Championship
Sunday, July 14, 1985 Baltimore 28 at Oakland 24 (East Rutherford, NJ) 49,263   ABC S B V