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KEY BEARS INJURED IN WIN OVER VIKINGS

CHICAGO — The Bears emerged from a big win over the Vikings on Sunday with big worries about key injuries.

CB Charles Tillman and RB Matt Forte sustained ankle injuries. WR Devin Hester, above, had a concussion, and OL Chris Spencer and G Lance Louis had knee sprains. LB Lance Briggs, the heart of the defense, was hobbled, the only one of the injured who returned to the game. The severity of the injuries was not known.

This came a week after the Bears lost WR Alshon Jeffery and G Chilo Rachal.

all wet: Stadium lawn sprinklers briefly showered the Dolphins and Seahawks during the third quarter in Miami, drawing a cheer from fans and causing a delay while players toweled off. Seattle QB Russell Wilson said the Seahawks were unfazed: "I think they're used to the rain.''

milestones: Colts WR Reggie Wayne broke Cris Carter's NFL record with a 59th straight game with multiple catches. He passed Art Monk and Derrick Mason for 12th in all-time receptions, with 946, and moved into the top 15 for yards receiving, passing Monk and Irving Fryar.. … Rookie WR T.Y. Hilton became the first Colt to score on a punt return and a reception.

obituary: Ernie "Hands'' Warlick, known for his large hands and a forerunner of the pro era of pass-catching tight ends, died at his home in Williamsville, N.Y., on Saturday after a brief illness. He was 80. Mr. Warlick, a member of the Bills' AFL championship teams in 1964 and '65, was a four-time AFL Pro Bowl selection.

a fun thought: If the current AFC playoff seedings hold for the next five weeks, the Colts, led by rookie QB Andrew Luck, would play at the Broncos, led by longtime Indy star QB Peyton Manning, in the wild-card round.

bills: RB C.J. Spiller ran 14 times for 107 yards, his sixth straight game with 100 yards from scrimmage. The streak is the longest by a Bills player since Thurman Thomas in 1992-93.

chiefs: WR Dexter McCluster (head/neck), a former Largo standout, left a loss to the Broncos.

jaguars: WR Cecil Shorts set a team record with his fourth reception of at least 50 yards this year, surpassing the one set by Keenan McCardell in 1998 and tied by Jimmy Smith in 1999.

vikings: Coach Leslie Frazier said he and RB Adrian Peterson would talk about punctuality after Peterson arrived late — about 90 minutes before kickoff — for Sunday's game. "There is something that Adrian and I need to talk about regarding getting to the stadium," he said. … WR/ex-Gator Percy Harvin missed a second straight game with a sprained left ankle.

Times wires

.tonight

Panthers at Eagles

8:30, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia

TV/radio: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; 1010-AM

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