Hester ties Mitchell with 13th TD return

October, 17, 2010
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Devin HesterAP Photo/Nam Y. HuhDevin Hester celebrates his 89-yard punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
CHICAGO -- Devin Hester tied Brian Mitchell for the NFL record of combined kick return scores with a 89-yard punt return touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Hester and Mitchell each have 13 career scores, although Hester reached the milestone after only 262 career returns, while it took Mitchell 1,070 attempts to set the record.

"The return game is looking pretty good, but I hate they called Danieal [Manning's] kickoff return back. That would've been a key point to this game," Hester said. "But our special teams is starting to step up. We just got to make sure we put everything together and come up with a win."

After a two-year drought, Hester already has returned two punts for touchdowns this season.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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