Dan Durkin

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Dan Durkin has been a football writer for CBSChicago.com since 2011, when he joined the company after finishing runner-up in the Pepsi Max Score Search. He was CBSChicago.com’s lead Bears reporter in 2014 and now serves as an NFL columnist. He’s a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the men’s football team (despite his best efforts to join the women’s team). You can follow Dan on Twitter @djdurkin.

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Durkin: Week 12 NFL Picks

The game of the week is between the Patriots and Broncos in Denver.

CBS Chicago–11/28/2015

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Durkin: What To Watch For During Bears-Packers

Your guide to Thursday’s game in Green Bay.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2015

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Durkin: Week 11 NFL Picks

Here’s Durkin’s take on how Week 11 of NFL action plays out.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2015

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Durkin: What To Watch For During Bears-Broncos

The Bears should aim for a 60-40 run-to-pass ratio against a stout Broncos defense.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2015

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Durkin’s Playbook: Denver’s Dominant Defense

Three stout cover corners give Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips plenty of freedom.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2015

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Durkin: Impressions From Bears-Rams

Players are believing what they’re being taught, and confidence is building for the Bears.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2015

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Durkin: Week 10 NFL Picks

Here’s Durkin’s take on how Week 10 of NFL action plays out.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2015

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Durkin: What To Watch For During Bears-Rams

The Rams are poor in the passing game, but Todd Gurley’s a beast in the backfield.

CBS Chicago–11/12/2015

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Durkin’s Playbook: Strong Start For Bears’ Jeremy Langford

Langford flashed his quickness, patience and vision in Monday’s win.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2015

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Durkin: What To Watch For During Bears-Chargers

The Bears need to jam Chargers receivers and keep a close eye on Danny Woodhead.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2015

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Durkin’s Playbook: Breaking Down A Chargers Red Zone Favorite

Philip Rivers has been deadly in the red zone for the Chargers this season.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2015

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Durkin: Impressions From Bears-Vikings

While it’s difficult to keep the long view with this Bears team, you must.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2015

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Durkin: Week 8 NFL Picks

Will the Broncos or Packers prevail in a matchup of undefeated teams?

CBS Chicago–10/30/2015

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Durkin: What To Watch For During Bears-Vikings

The Vikings’ defensive front is loaded with talent and big on creating confusion.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2015

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Durkin’s Playbook: Vikings’ Stefon Diggs Is Making A Quick Impact

Diggs is the key when opposing defenses stack the box against Adrian Peterson.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2015

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Durkin: Week 7 NFL Picks

Will the Jets take down the Patriots? Will the Eagles tame the Panthers?

CBS Chicago–10/23/2015

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Durkin’s Playbook: Alshon Jeffery Makes Immediate Impact

Jeffery is the definition of a coverage-dictating receiver.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2015

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Durkin: Impressions From Bears-Lions

The officiating was poor, but the Lions beat the Bears at the line of scrimmage.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2015

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Durkin: Week 6 NFL Picks

Dan Durkin picks the winners of the Week 6 NFL schedule.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2015

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Durkin: What To Watch For During Bears-Lions

The Bears should try to attack the edges of the Lions defense this Sunday in Detroit.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2015


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