Sport: Payoff Playoff

Before the start of the National Football League season, Commissioner Bert Bell predicted tight races in both conferences of the league. Bell turned out to be a good prophet. At one point in the race, seven of the twelve N.F.L. teams were, tied for first place, and it was not until last week that the standings were finally unscrambled. The teams that lined up for the league championship playoff, after what happy Commissioner Bell called "the best year we ever had" the "haves" v. the "have nots" of the N.F.L.

The Cleveland Browns,...

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