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.
Dan Durkin picks the winners of the Week 5 NFL schedule.
Seeking their first road win, the Chicago is a heavy underdog heading to Kansas City.
In Alshon Jeffery’s absence, Bennett is stepping up.
Despite being 1-3, the Bears have developed a new identity under John Fox.
Dan Durkin picks the winners of the Week 4 NFL schedule.
For the first time in three years, the Oakland Raiders are favorites on the road.
The Bears’ kickoff coverage team has been an issue all season, giving up points and field position.
The offense can’t get any worse, so there’s no reason not to play David Fales at quarterback.
Dan Durkin picks the winners of the Week 3 NFL schedule.
Here are a few storylines to focus on during Sunday’s action.
Kyle Fuller’s tough start comes down to sloppy technique and lost fundamentals.
With Jay Cutler, the Bears looked competitive. Without him, they looked incompetent.
Dan Durkin picks the winners of the Week 2 NFL schedule.
Chicago has set itself up for opportunities in the play-action game.
The Bears must be quick with their post-snap reads against a dangerous Cardinals vertical attack.
The Bears have closed the coaching gap in the NFC North, but the talent gap remains.
Dan Durkin picks the winners of the Week 1 NFL schedule.
When the Packers use their no-huddle offense, communication will be vital for the Bears’ defense.
Dan Durkin looks closely at the film to reveal a tendency in the Packers’ protection scheme.
Dan Durkin shares his division winners, award winners and Super Bowl pick.