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This Day in Bills History, Dec. 1: Champions again

Dec. 1, 1991 – Division championships were few and far between for the Bills after they entered the American Football Conference of the NFL. Once they started winning them, they must have liked it.

The Bills took their fourth straight division crown almost before December had even started. They defeated the New York Jets, 24-13. While clinching a playoff spot was nice, the Bills had their eyes on bigger goals – home-field advantage in the playoffs. After all, they had won 17 straight games and 32 of 34 at Rich Stadium.

Jim Kelly threw touchdown passes to Andre Reed and James Lofton. Running back Kenneth Davis ran the third score over from 4 yards out.

However, the Bills’ biggest play came from the defense. Linebacker Darryl Talley forced a crucial fumble by wide receiver Rob Moore on the 10-yard line. It helped preserve the victory.

Budd Bailey is a retired sports reporter and editor at The Buffalo News. He is also the author of "Today in Buffalo Sports History." Learn more about the book here.

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