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.
In a game where defense was clearly optional, the Bears offense had to be perfect. For one half, they nearly were.
In the wake of the Packers’ sluggish 1-2 start in which the offense sputtered their way to a 28th overall ranking, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a one-word message to Packers fans.
Allen’s streak of 113 consecutive starts has been snapped.
The rookie duo is close both on and off the field.
Chicago (2-1) and Green Bay (1-2) play at noon Sunday at Solider Field.
Plus, Chris Conte says Sunday is “just another” game.
Green Bay loves to use two-man lines to get Mike Daniels good matchups.
Chicago didn’t do a good enough job last season of developing its youngsters, Marc Trestman admitted.
Also, Aaron Kromer says the Bears won’t run the ball out of an obligation to be balanced.
These aren’t the Packers we’re used to seeing, but they’re still really dangerous.
The Bears will rely on Kyle Fuller to be a playmaker, Lance Briggs says.
Shea McClellin (hand) won’t practice this week, and his status is “week to week.”
A mix of encouraging signs and concerns can be gleaned from Monday’s win.
At one point, Chicago turned to rookie Brock Vereen and newly signed Ahmad Dixon at safety.
“We preach turnovers here,” Ryan Mundy says.
Giving Jay Cutler ample time is a top priority for Chicago.
The Jets bring a lot of max blitzes, but the Bears see opportunities.
Rookie defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton will have greater responsibility.
Also, Marc Trestman lauded Devin Hester for his record-breaking performance Thursday.
New York has dominated the ground game on both sides of the ball in 2014.