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.
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.
“It’s not the NFL’s job to raise men,” Brandon Marshall says.
Fuller’s second interception last Sunday demonstrated his smarts and athleticism.
“They’re playmakers,” New York coach Rex Ryan says of Chicago’s receivers.
The Jets are solid defensively, but can their offense develop?
“It poses another challenge for us,” Kyle Long says of the Jets’ run defense.
Also, the Bears want to keep increasing defensive end Willie Young’s role.
“Jay kept telling us we were still in it,” Martellus Bennett said.
Chicago no longer has the luxury of depth in the secondary.
The Bears overcame adversity to beat the 49ers, 28-20.
The Bears promoted three players from the practice squad on Saturday.
Early season injuries are testing the depth of the Bears and 49ers.
Bears open three roster spots for Sunday night’s game vs. 49ers.
Also, offensive linemen Matt Slauson and Roberto Garza will miss Sunday’s game.
Each team’s tight end is worth keeping an eye on Sunday night.
Establishing the run takes on more importance Sunday night, Jay Cutler says.