Dan Durkin

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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.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to pass during the first half of their game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. Green Bay won 38-17. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Preview: Bears-Packers

It’s not a stretch to say the Bears season is on the line heading into Lambeau.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2014

Bears offensive lineman Michael Ola, center. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Offensive Line Shuffles For Both Bears, Packers

Both the Bears and Packers are dealing with injuries along the offensive line.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2014

Packers receiver Jordy Nelson. (MIke McGinnis/Getty Images)

Bears-Packers: 5 Matchups To Watch

The Jordy Nelson-Kyle Fuller matchup will be key.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Bennett Limited; Trestman On Play-Calling

Martellus Bennett was limited at Thursday’s practice with a rib injury.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2014

Bears running back Matt Forte. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Matt Forte: ‘Talk Is Cheap’

Forte knows the Bears need to run the football Sunday night to beat the Packers.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2014

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Durkin’s Playbook: Jordy Nelson Deserves All The Attention

Jordy Nelson is a coverage-dictating receiver for the Packers who takes two defenders to slow.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2014

Marquess Wilson. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Marquess Wilson Back To Practice

Also, Jordan Mills was back at his customary right tackle spot Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Briggs Realizes End Is Near With The Bears

“I understand this is probably my last year as a Chicago Bear,” Lance Briggs says.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Trestman Addresses Report On Job Security

“The support in this building has been outstanding,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Jordan Mills. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Bass Promoted; Mills Working At Left Guard

Here are the injury news and notes from the Bears’ first practice after the bye week.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Durkin: Putting Cutler’s Turnovers In Perspective

Jay Cutler’s far from the Bears’ only issue, but he plays the biggest role in salvaging the season.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Durkin: Impressions From Bears-Patriots

Phil Emery and Marc Trestman made this mess. They’re dealing with the repercussions.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2014

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

Durkin: Emery, Trestman Address The State Of The Bears

Phil Emery and Marc Trestman addressed the Bears’ disappointing start to the season.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2014

Bears guard Matt Slauson. (Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Houston, Slauson Injured; No Answer For Gronkowski

Lamarr Houston is set to have an MRI on his knee, while Matt Slauson left with his right arm in a sling.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler walks off the field during a break in action against the Patriots. New England won 51-23, dropping Chicago to 3-5. ( Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Durkin: Plenty Of Blame For Bears’ Debacle

Chicago’s issues span personnel, coaching and the players.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2014

Jordan Mills. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears-Patriots: Briggs, Bostic, Mills Inactive

Michael Ola will start in place of Jordan Mills at right tackle.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2014

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Preview: Bears-Patriots

Heading into Foxboro, the Bears’ season has reached a tipping point.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2014

Brandon Marshall. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Marshall Using Frustration As ‘Fuel’

“You’ve got to take that frustration and use it as fuel,” Brandon Marshall says.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bears-Patriots: 5 Matchups To Watch

Chicago needs to find a way to disrupt the rhythm of New England’s passing game.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

Bears running back Matt Forte. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Offense Not Sure What They Do Well

The money may say the offense should run through the right arm of Cutler, but the numbers suggest otherwise.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

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