Nov. 9, 1963 - The Bills, led by Jack Kemp’s three touchdown passes and his 14-yard scoring run, created a virtual three-way tie for the AFL’s Eastern Division lead tonight with a 27-17 victory in Buffalo over the Denver Broncos. The triumph before 30,989, Buffalo’s third straight and fifth in six games, gave the Bills a 5-4-1 record. Boston and Houston, with 5-4 marks, play tomorrow. It was the first time in Buffalo’s four-year history that the Bills climbed so high in the standings, and the victory was the first ever at home over Denver in four years. Kemp pitched a 21-yard payoff pass to Charlie Ferguson at 5:54 of the second quarter, one of 58 yards to Ed Rutkowski, and a third of 7 yards to Cookie Gilchrist in the third quarter. He ran 14 yards around right end with 2:41 left in the game for the fourth score. The Broncos (2-6-1) suffered their second straight defeat at the hands of the Bills, who won at Denver, 30-28, last weekend. Denver alternated two rookie quarterbacks, Don Breaux and Mickey Slaughter, with little success until the final quarter, but by then it was too late.
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