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Cam Newton. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Carolina Panthers

Rarely does a 6-10 season inspire confidence among a franchise, but that’s exactly what happened to the Carolina Panthers.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2012

Ron Rivera.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rivera: This Year’s Bears Will Be Better Than 2006 Super Bowl Team

As Rivera’s Panthers prepare to take on the Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday, the head coach knows just how good the 2012 Bears can be.

670 The Score–10/24/2012

Marty Hurney was fired by the Carolina Panthers Monday. (Photo by Getty Images)

Panthers Fire GM After 1-5 Start

The Carolina Panthers have fired general manager Marty Hurney following the team’s 1-5 start this season.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2012

Cam Newton. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Video: Panthers Run The Annexation Of Puerto Rico

If you’ve ever seen the hit 90s football film Little Giants, then you know all about the Annexation of Puerto Rico.

670 The Score–10/10/2012

Jay Cutler.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)k

Durkin: Week 4 NFL Picks

Here’s my take on how Week 4 will shake out.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2012

Tom Brady. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 3 NFL Picks

Week 3 features a few interesting games, and here’s how I think it will all play out.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Peyton Manning.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 2 NFL Picks

There are some intriguing games on the slate and here’s how I think it will all play out.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Aaron Rodgers.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 1 NFL Picks

Football fans, rejoice, the NFL is back! Week 1 features a few intriguing divisional matchups, as well as a heavyweight bout between two elite NFC teams. Here’s my take on how all of this weekend’s action will shake out.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

Cam Newton. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Silverman: Chiefs, Seahawks, Panthers Have Chance To Shock This Year

There are several teams this season that have a legitimate chance to overcome poor finishes in recent seasons and become legitimate NFL surprises.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2012

Jeff Otah blocks against Adewale Ogunleye(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Panthers Terminate Contract Of OT Jeff Otah

The Jeff Otah era is over in Carolina.

670 The Score–08/02/2012

Alex Smith. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 15 NFL Picks

Here’s my take on how the NFL’s Week 15 will shake out with my predictions, my juggernaut game of the week, and my “juggernot lame of the weak”.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

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

Durkin: Week 14 NFL Picks

Here’s my take on how the NFL’s Week 14 will shake out with my predictions, my juggernaut game of the week, and my “juggernot lame of the weak.”

CBS Chicago–12/10/2011

Philip Rivers. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 11 NFL Picks

Here’s my take on how the NFL’s Week 11 will shake out with my predictions, my juggernaut games of the week, and my “juggernot lames of the weak.”

670 The Score–11/18/2011

Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers

Ponder’s Vikings Top Cam’s Panthers 24-21

Christian Ponder took only two starts to get his first career win, outdueling the more-heralded Cam Newton in the process.

10/30/2011

Tom Brady. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 8 NFL Picks

This is my favorite week in the NFL season, as it’s the only time I can assure you the Bears won’t lose. Even though the Bears are on a bye, there are thirteen games to be played.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Calvin Johnson. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 6 NFL Picks

While most of our focus is on the Bears and Vikings “3rd Place in the NFC North” bowl on Sunday night, there will be twelve other games played this weekend.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

Calvin Johnson runs for a touchdown against Brandon Meriweather.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bowen to Meriweather: Get it Right, Or Get Lost

When one of the most respected coaches in NFL history releases a 27-year-old, two-time Pro Bowler that he used a first-round draft pick on in 2007, there must be something the rest of the league isn’t seeing.

670 The Score–10/13/2011

Charles Tillman

Report: Bears’ Tillman Fined $7,500 For Face Mask Grab

Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman has been fined $7,500 for grabbing the face mask of a Carolina Panthers receiver in the game last week, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

Brandon Meriweather. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Meriweather Fined $20K For Hit

According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, Bears safety Brandon Meriweather was fined $20,000 by the league for a helmet-to-helmet hit on the Panther’s Steve Smith in Sunday’s win.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Jay Cutler and Mike Martz

Miller: Cutler, Martz Aren’t Clicking

During the Bears’ 34-29 victory on Sunday, the offense wasted two timeouts on one drive in the second half — former quarterback Jim Miller breaks it down.

670 The Score–10/03/2011

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