Dan Durkin became CBSChicago.com’s lead Bears reporter in August 2014 after being an NFL columnist for the site for three years. Durkin originally joined the company after finishing runner-up in the 2011 Pepsi Max Score Search. 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.
It’s only Week 6, but Sunday seems like a must-win game for both teams.
“We have all the talent in the world, we shouldn’t be sitting at 2-3,” Brandon Marshall says.
Jeremiah Ratliff is recovering from a concussion.
It’s a double-edged sword when Atlanta blitzes, and the Falcons have been burned often.
Briggs, Williams, Bostic and McClellin all sat out Wednesday’s practice.
Devin Hester admitted he was bothered that the Bears didn’t offer him a contract.
The Falcons have a potent passing attack and a leaky defense, can they consistently win shootouts?
Plus, Chicago needs to emphasize Brandon Marshall.
We’re five games in — bad play is a troubling trend, not a fluke.
Two weeks in a row, the offense has been shut out of the end zone in second half.
The Bears are playing their third different offensive line combination in 2014.
Coming off tough losses, both teams are looking to get back on track.
Michael Ola’s gone from the CFL to protecting Jay Cutler’s blind side.
Roberto Garza and Sherrick McManis are questionable against the Panthers.
The league’s two best rookies square off in Charlotte.
Jay Cutler is still seeking chemistry with Josh Morgan and Santonio Holmes.
Jermon Bushrod has a knee injury, and his status for Sunday is unclear.
We take a under-the-hood look at the play design on Alshon Jeffery’s touchdown against the Packers.
Four weeks into the season, the Bears are still looking for a kick returner.
The 2014 offseason was cruel to the Panthers.