What you missed while battling the Rodents of Unusual Size ...
• NFL: Vikings win 20-13, oust Bears from playoff hunt. Mini-Ditka still alive, however.
• NBA: Suns beat Spurs, and to add insult to injury they do it while wearing those funky orange-and-gray uniforms.
• NHL: Red Wings beat Capitals 4-3 in shootout in the return of Tomas Holmstrom, whose nickname apparently is Homer.