» The Steelers were dealt a potentially serious blow to their playoff chances when RB Rashard Mendenhall left against the Browns with a right knee injury. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters he doesn't expect Mendenhall to play next week against the Broncos and that he might have suffered a torn ACL in the knee. Mendenhall will be evaluated when the team returns to Pittsburgh.
» The Bears appear fortunate to have avoided a serious knee injury to MLB Brian Urlacher, who sustained a sprained MCL in his left knee when he landed awkwardly while breaking up a pass late against the Vikings. Bears coach Lovie Smith announced the injury, saying "I'm concerned. Hopefully he'll be OK." ... Bears FB Tyler Clutts (shoulder) was also injured.
» Cornerback Ronde Barber left what could be his last game with the Bucs with an arm injury, while TE Luke Stocker didn't return after an elbow injury.
The Associated Press contributed to this report