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Strahan, Urlacher injure feet

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The New York Giants and Chicago Bears could be without their defensive leaders when the teams meet in their much-anticipated NFC showdown next Sunday night.

Defensive end Michael Strahan left the Giants' 14-10 win over Houston on Sunday with a sprained foot, while Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher also injured a foot in Chicago's 31-13 loss to Miami.

Strahan was wearing a boot on his right foot and walking with a slight limp after X-rays were negative, but the team said he suffered "a mid-foot sprain" in the second quarter.

Urlacher, who was in on 12 tackles, hurt his foot when he landed awkwardly in a pileup late in Chicago's loss.

Chicago wide receiver Bernard Berrian injured his ribs on the Bears' first possession and didn't return. Berrian said his ribs aren't broken and the injury was not caused by a hit.

Bears cornerback Dante Wesley also injured a knee in the first quarter.

Atlanta safety Kevin Mathis was held overnight at a hospital for observation after injuring his neck on the opening kickoff of the Falcons' 30-14 loss at Detroit.

Mathis was strapped to a backboard and carted off the field after leading with his helmet on a hit against kick returner Eddie Drummond. He remained on the turf for several minutes.

It was announced during the game that Mathis had feeling and movement in all of his extremities.

Buffalo running back Willis McGahee was carted to the locker room after hurting his ribs four minutes into Buffalo's 24-10 win over Green Bay.