Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


This date '94: Jeff Blake dazzles in first start for Bengals

October 30, 1994

The Cowboys beat the Bengals 23-20, at Riverfront Stadium. But the game marked the birth of Blakemania in Cincinnati.

One week earlier, Bengals QB's David Klingler and Donald Hollas both suffered injuries, so third-string QB Jeff Blake made his first NFL career start. 

In the first half, Blake tossed two long touchdown passes, both to wide receiver Darnay Scott. 

Blake would toss for 387 yards the following week vs Seattle and the town was buzzing over the QB.

Songs....t-shirts.....cover of TV was crazy.

Box score HERE

Geoff Hobson writes in-depth about the performance HERE.

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