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.
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.
A key communication was missed on Torrey Smith’s game-winning touchdown.
There’s a logjam of mediocre playoff hopefuls playing crucial games this weekend.
The Bears must stop the run and put the game in Blaine Gabbert’s hands.
The game of the week is between the Patriots and Broncos in Denver.
Your guide to Thursday’s game in Green Bay.
Here’s Durkin’s take on how Week 11 of NFL action plays out.
The Bears should aim for a 60-40 run-to-pass ratio against a stout Broncos defense.
Three stout cover corners give Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips plenty of freedom.
Players are believing what they’re being taught, and confidence is building for the Bears.
Here’s Durkin’s take on how Week 10 of NFL action plays out.
The Rams are poor in the passing game, but Todd Gurley’s a beast in the backfield.
Langford flashed his quickness, patience and vision in Monday’s win.
The Bears need to jam Chargers receivers and keep a close eye on Danny Woodhead.
Philip Rivers has been deadly in the red zone for the Chargers this season.
While it’s difficult to keep the long view with this Bears team, you must.
Will the Broncos or Packers prevail in a matchup of undefeated teams?
The Vikings’ defensive front is loaded with talent and big on creating confusion.