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.
Plus, Lance Briggs says Lovie Smith “should be remembered as one of the great coaches in Chicago.”
“I don’t need anything validated this week,” Smith says.
A preseason sleeper, the Bucs’ 2-8 start has been a major disappointment.
Brandon Marshall isn’t under any illusions about Sunday’s winning performance.
Chicago beat an inferior opponent at home, which is what teams are supposed to do.
Jared Allen played his best game of the season against his former team.
“We realized we have a better team in that locker room than we are playing with,” Jay Cutler says.
Here’s the full list of inactives for today’s Bears-Vikings game.
The Bears face yet another must-win game this Sunday versus the Vikings.
Marshall wants to fight a fan in the name of anti-bullying.
The Jermon Bushrod-Everson Griffen matchup will be key.
“We have to get better, I have to get better,” Jay Cutler says.
Nothing is official yet, but everything points to Marquess Wilson’s return.
Through nine games, Minnesota has the third-most sacks in the league.
“I don’t feel any pressure other than what I put on myself,” Mel Tucker says.
Plus, Jared Allen and Lance Briggs respond to the noise surrounding Mel Tucker’s job security.
There’s hope in Minnesota with Teddy Bridgewater and a young defense is blossoming under Mike Zimmer.
With two upcoming, winnable games at home, the time is now for Cutler to step up.
“We blew some coverages on the back end starting with myself,” Jennings said.
From the very top of the organization to the 53rd player on the roster, the Bears are broken.