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Bills too strong for Patriots, take division title

An old pro named Jack Kemp, who was demoted and not sure of employment only four days ago, got a last second reprieve and passed the Buffalo Bills to the championship of the American Football League’s Eastern division.

The 29-year-old quarterback, bothered not at all by the heavy snow storm and the slippery going, scored twice and threw for a third touchdown as Buffalo beat the Patriots, 24 to 14, to end the local football season on a sour note.

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