Dan Durkin

Bears kicker Robbie Gould. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Robbie Gould Misses Practice

Punter Pat O’Donnell would take over kicking duties if needed.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

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

Durkin: No Offense, Bears (Part One)

We take a closer look at some of the reasons why the Bears offense has regressed in 2014.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

bears vs lions

Durkin: Bears Talk Balance Yet Play Imbalanced

“You can’t just sit back there and throw 50 passes a game and expect to win,” Matt Forte says.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: ‘We Haven’t Been A Consistent Offense’

Plus, safety Chris Conte has an eye ailment that’s left his status unclear.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

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

Durkin: Briggs Era Likely Over In Chicago

The Bears are prepare for life without Lance Briggs this season and likely beyond.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2014

Matt Forte. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: ‘We’re A Struggling Offense’

The Bears’ fast start on offense fizzled fast against the Lions.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2014

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson catches a touchdown pass in front of Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller in Detroit's 34-17 win Sunday at Ford Field. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Durkin: The Bears Are Who We Thought They Were — Pretenders

Don’t be upset about the Bears, be thankful you know who they really are, writes Dan Durkin.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2014

Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears-Lions: Jeremiah Ratliff Inactive

Full list of inactives for today’s Bears-Lions game.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2014

: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions rushes Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears during the third quarter of the game at Ford Field on October 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Preview: Bears-Lions

This game will come down to which offensive line can control the line of scrimmage.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2014

Ndamukong Suh. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Detroit Lions

Thursday is a huge game for the Bears (5-6) and Lions (7-4).

CBS Chicago–11/26/2014

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions

Bears Notes: Lions’ Pass Rush Has Bears’ Full Attention

The Lions defense is tops in the league in points allowed and rushing yards.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2014

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

Bears Notes: Offense ‘Disturbing,’ Trestman Says

The status of injured defenders Lance Briggs and Kyle Fuller remains unclear.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2014

Bears cornerback Demontre Hurst forced a third-quarter fumble against the Bucs that teammate Tim Jennings recovered. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Durkin: Impressions from Bears-Bucs

Chicago’s game plan isn’t taking advantage of its offensive advantages.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2014

Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea sacks Bucs quarterback Josh McCown in Chicago's 21-13 win at Soldier Field on Sunday. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Were Simply Less Bad Than Bucs

It’s still hard to feel that things are on the upswing for the now 5-6 Bears.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2014

Jordan Mills. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears-Bucs: Jordan Mills Inactive

Full list of inactives for today’s Bears-Bucs game.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2014

Bears running back Matt Forte, left. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Preview: Bears-Bucs

Despite six combined wins between both teams, there are several storylines heading into Sunday’s game.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2014

Marc Mariani in 2011. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Mariani Will Handle Return Duties

New Bear Marc Mariani is the team’s fourth returner in 11 games.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

Bucs receiver Mike Evans. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bears-Bucs: 5 Matchups To Watch

Tampa Bay will try to isolate big receiver Mike Evans and let him win 50/50 jump balls.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Focused On Keeping The Pocket Moving

Jay Cutler hopes last week’s wrinkle in the game plan continues.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2014

Bears running back Matt Forte. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Patience Is Key Against Lovie’s Scheme

Tampa Bay’s defense is designed to make foes dink and dunk their way downfield.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2014

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