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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The narrative in — and the result of — the AFC Championship boils down to Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
The Bears have a long way to go in sustaining defensive talent.
Peyton Manning is set to make his first start since Week 10 and will oppose the banged-up Steelers.
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There’s a couple toss-up games that should go down to the wire this weekend.
Jeffery’s contract situation has become the biggest decision Ryan Pace has faced in his first year on the job.
Heading into a crucial offseason, the Bears are well-positioned financially to acquire much needed talent.
Week 17 features several intriguing matchups that will impact seeding in both conferences.
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Chicago’s depleted roster showed resolve in its win at Tampa Bay.
Each conference features one marquee matchup in Week 16.
The Bears must commit to their rushing attack, even if it is slowed early.
After 14 games, the Bears have shown minimal of improvement this season.
Only one game this weekend features two teams with a winning record, yet all but two games have playoff implications.
Chicago’s inside linebackers must be disciplined with their eyes Sunday against Minnesota.
The Bears are finishing the season with far more questions than answers.
Andy Dalton and the Bengals can clinch the AFC North.
The Bears must turn up the pressure to disrupt Kirk Cousins’ timing in the pocket.
The flirt the Bears gave fans on Thanksgiving was fun but fleeting.