Dan Durkin joined The Score’s columnist community after finishing runner-up in the 2011 Pepsi Max Score Search. He is 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). Dan is a longtime Scorehead, known as Dan in Wicker Park – even though he no longer resides in Wicker Park – who will be sharing NFL analysis and opinions. You can follow Dan on Twitter @djdurkin.
When you have the best available quarterback in a passing league, running the ball seems unnecessary.
The 186 games played between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears qualifies it as the oldest rivalry in the NFL. But the recent history suggests this series has devolved into a “rino,” a rivalry in name only.
And then there was one. With the Broncos falling to the Colts, only the Chiefs remain unbeaten.
The bye week couldn’t arrive a better time for a battered Bears team.
Here’s my take on how Week 7 plays out.
Like the mesh point on a zone-read play, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has merged two styles of football – Bill Walsh’s West Coast offense, and Alex Gibbs’ zone-blocked running scheme – into nearly two decades of offensive success.
Not much has gone right for the Redskins in 2013.
Here’s Durkin’s take on how Week 6 will play out.
Nobody said it had to be pretty.
Despite their 0-5 record, the New York Giants still have the pieces to form a potent passing attack.
Tom Coughlin’s 2013 Giants are in uncharted territory.
There’s a thin line between winning and losing in the NFL.
After four weeks, five unbeaten teams remain. Here’s Durkin’s take on how Week 5 plays out.
Let’s go to the film room to look at how the Saints stay one step ahead of their opponents.
Brees is an elite performer and a coach on the field, but undoubtedly, Payton is the leader.
After three efficient performances, quarterback Jay Cutler took a step back in the Bears first loss of the 2013 season.
After a wild Week 3, seven undefeated teams remain.
Reggie Bush is healthy and will be a key weapon the Bears have to stop.
It’s hard to understand why the Lions haven’t made finding a second receiver a bigger priority.
By Dan Durkin- (CBS) – While it wasn’t pretty for four quarters, the Bears put together solid bookends on the road, defeating a desperate and prideful Pittsburgh Steelers team 40-23, running their record to 3-0. OFFENSE [...]