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Dan Durkin

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.

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Zack Martin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Senior Bowl Notes: Martin Looks Like A First-Rounder

The Notre Dame offensive tackle projects as a right tackle or guard.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2014

The Seattle Seahawks run on to the field during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. ( credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Durkin: NFL Championship Week Picks

Dan Durkin makes his picks for the AFC and NFC Championship Games.

670 The Score–01/17/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Breaking Down The Bears’ Salary Cap Situation

Dan Durkin breaks down the Bears’ current salary cap situation and explains how much money they have left.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2014

Tom Brady. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Durkin: NFL Divisional Round Picks

If last week’s Wild Card round – where three of the four games were decided by three points or less – was any indication of how the playoffs will be, this weekend’s games should be a treat.

670 The Score–01/10/2014

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.  (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Durkin: NFL Wild Card Picks

Here’s Durkin’s take on how the Wild Card Weekend will play out.

670 The Score–01/03/2014

Cam Newton. (Credit: Chris Graythen, Getty)

Durkin: Week 16 NFL Picks

Fifteen weeks in the books, yet only four playoff tickets – Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, and Indianapolis – have been punched. With two weeks remaining, 19 teams are left in contention for a Super Bowl run.

670 The Score–12/21/2013

Riley Cooper and DeSean Jackson.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: The Eagles’ Wheel Routes

Once the Eagles shift into high gear and run their up-tempo, no huddle offense, they put a defense on its heels, both from a fatigue and assignment standpoint.

670 The Score–12/19/2013

Running back Edwin Baker of the Cleveland Browns runs the ball as he is hit by linebackers James Anderson  and Jonathan Bostic. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Cutler Delivers Down The Stretch

Jay Cutler’s performance against the Cleveland Browns personified the trite sports cliche of it’s not how you start, but how you finish.

670 The Score–12/15/2013

Matthew Stafford. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 15 NFL Picks

With only three playoff tickets punched, 25 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.

670 The Score–12/14/2013

Chris Owens sacks Joe Flacco.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Browns’ Blitz Packages

Let’s go to the film room to look at a few of the Browns pressure packages.

670 The Score–12/12/2013

Josh Gordon. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Cleveland Browns

Stability isn’t a word that’s often associated with the Cleveland Browns.

670 The Score–12/11/2013

Josh McCown. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Dominant Offense Downs Dallas

The temperature was frigid, but the Bears offense was anything but in a 45-28 rout of the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night football.

670 The Score–12/10/2013

Dallas Cowboys v San Diego Chargers

Durkin’s Playbook: Dez Bryant’s Scouting Report

It takes more than speed and strength to play wide receiver in the NFL.

670 The Score–12/05/2013

Tony Romo. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys have been in this situation before. Win out, and they’re in the playoffs. Yet, in back-to-back seasons, they’ve fallen at the finish line.

670 The Score–12/04/2013

Russell Wilson. (Credit: Andy Lyons, Getty)

Durkin: Week 13 NFL Picks

Entering Week 13, 24 teams remain in or within one game of a playoff bid.

670 The Score–11/30/2013

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 12 NFL Picks

Heading into Week 12, 23 teams are either in or within one game of a playoff bid. A marquee matchup between two old foes is rekindled on Sunday night.

670 The Score–11/22/2013

Zac Stacy.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Rams Power Running Attack

Nine weeks ago, Rams rookie running back Zac Stacy was a healthy scratch.

670 The Score–11/21/2013

Jeff Fisher.  (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – St. Louis Rams

While the pace may be glacial, the Rams are making progress.

670 The Score–11/20/2013

Matt Forte dives over Chris Canty of the Baltimore Ravens to score a touchdown  (Credit:  Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Resilient Bears Down Ravens

The Bears weathered the storm, literally and figuratively, in a 23-20 marathon win over the Baltimore Ravens.

670 The Score–11/17/2013

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 11 NFL Picks

Ten weeks in the books and 23 teams remain in or within one-and-a-half games of a playoff bid. Week 11 is highlighted by two marquee, prime time matchups.

670 The Score–11/16/2013

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