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

Holmes: Good Offense Is Not Enough For Bears

Even an average defense would do wonders for the Bears, but it will take more to compete for the big prize.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2014

Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: The Marc Trestman Effect

Jay Cutler has shown as much improvement in Year 1 as any QB whom Marc Trestman has ever coached.

670 The Score–02/27/2014

Bears defense. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Football 101 On ‘Multiple’ Looks Of Defenses

Our expert breaks down what the buzzwords the Bears are using actually mean.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Safety Major Wright attempts to tackle running back Bryce Brown of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Credit: Rich Schultz, Getty)

Lindholm: Bears Historically Bad On Sunday Night

The Bears set several standards of futility in their 54-11 loss to the Eagles Sunday evening.

670 The Score–12/23/2013

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

Marc Trestman.  (Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Trestman May Be Forced To Gamble Sunday

Bears fans have come to know their first-year coach is one who is willing to take risks.

670 The Score–12/20/2013

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

Drew Brees.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 14 NFL Picks

With four games remaining, 29 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.

12/06/2013

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

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

Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers (Credit:  Michael Regan)

Durkin: Week 10 NFL Picks

Nine weeks into the season, there have been several notable turnarounds.

670 The Score–11/09/2013

Quarterback Josh McCown #12 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass in the third quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. The Washington Redskins won, 45-41. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 9 NFL Picks

Only one game on the Week 9 docket features two teams with winning records, the Monday night matchup between the Bears and Packers.

670 The Score–11/01/2013

Running back Jamaal Charles  of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes past defensive end Tim Jamison  of the Houston Texans  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 8 NFL Picks

And then there was one. With the Broncos falling to the Colts, only the Chiefs remain unbeaten.

670 The Score–10/26/2013

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

Durkin: Week 7 NFL Picks

Here’s my take on how Week 7 plays out.

670 The Score–10/18/2013

Drew Brees.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 6 NFL Picks

Here’s Durkin’s take on how Week 6 will play out.

670 The Score–10/11/2013

Jay Cutler. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Durkin: Week 5 NFL Picks

After four weeks, five unbeaten teams remain. Here’s Durkin’s take on how Week 5 plays out.

670 The Score–10/04/2013

Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 22, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 4 NFL Picks

After a wild Week 3, seven undefeated teams remain.

670 The Score–09/28/2013

Matt Forte.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 3 NFL Picks

The league-wide air raid continues. There have been 23 individual 300-yard performances through two weeks, tying an NFL record.

670 The Score–09/20/2013

Russell Wilson. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 2 NFL Picks

Flying pig skins filled the air in the opening weekend of NFL action. A record-setting 63 touchdown passes were thrown in Week 1. Here’s my take on how Week 2 will play out.

670 The Score–09/13/2013

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