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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

Bears rookies Evan Rodriguez and Alshon Jeffery. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Rookie TE Rodriguez Fueling Bears Offense With Blocks

While Rodriguez didn’t show up on the stat sheet this past Sunday – the one screen pass attempt to him fell incomplete – he made several key blocks that resulted in first downs and points for the Bears on Sunday. Using NFL Game Rewind, I break down a few of these key plays in my playbook.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Henry Melton. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Arkush: Be Careful What You Project From Bears Win Over Colts

While the Bears 41-21 win over the Colts looked good, one NFL expert cautioned fans not to project too far into the future based on one win.

670 The Score–09/11/2012

Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bowen: No Cornerback Can Consistently Cover Marshall

It may be weird for some Bears fans to see such a dominant force line up at wide receiver.

670 The Score–09/11/2012

Brandon Marshall. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Simms: Brandon Marshall Is A Beast

The notion of having a true, No. 1 wide receiver wearing a Bears jersey on Sundays still may be foreign to some fans.

670 The Score–09/10/2012

Brandon Marshall makes a catch over Antoine Bethea. Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Biggs: Bears Prove Offense Can Be ‘Explosive’

After the team’s 41-21 victory over the Colts, it’s clear the offensive lived up to the hype.

670 The Score–09/10/2012

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall makes a catch over Indianapolis Colts safety Antoine Bethea on September 9, 2012 during their 2012 NFL season opener at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bears’ New Offense Shines In 41-21 Thrashing Of Colts

Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall weren’t about to let Andrew Luck upstage them in their first game back together. Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, Marshall added 119 yards receiving with a TD, and the Chicago Bears spoiled Luck’s debut, beating the Indianapolis Colts 41-21 Sunday in the season opener.

09/09/2012

Adam Podlesh. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

No Word Yet On If Podlesh Will Play Sunday

Though he practiced fully on Friday, there is still no determination on punter Adam Podlesh’s playing status for Sunday’s season opener against the Colts.

670 The Score–09/08/2012

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Keys To The Game: Bears-Colts

Check out Jeff Joniak’s “Keys to the Game” for the Bears matchup against the Colts on Sunday at Soldier Field.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2012

Andrew Luck. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Over/Unders: Colts-Bears

Check out the over/unders for Week 1 from The McNeil and Spiegel Show.

670 The Score–09/07/2012

Shea McClellin rushes against Adam Grant. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Thayer: Expect McClellin To Play Strong In Debut

Bears radio analyst Tom Thayer thinks that once the ball kicks off at Soldier Field, fans will see a new McClellin.

670 The Score–09/07/2012

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

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

With Sunday Looming, Urlacher ‘Not Yet Up To Speed’

With the Bears season-opener less than three days away, linebacker Brian Urlacher isn’t yet in game shape.

670 The Score–09/06/2012

Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Be Patient With Bears Offense

When the Bears traded for Brandon Marshall, it opened up a whole new world of offensive football.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2012

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

Colts’ Game Plan: Shut Down Brandon Marshall

New Bears general manager Phil Emery spent the offseason getting Jay Cutler more weapons. Now that he has them, it’s up to the rest of the league to stop them.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Adam Podlesh. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Podlesh Resumes Punting; Urlacher Practices Again

Brian Urlacher was again on the practice field Wednesday, but the more important development may have been the sighting of Adam Podlesh who was punting.

09/05/2012

Andrew Luck. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Indianapolis Colts

Since 1998, three NFL franchises have had the top overall pick twice: Cleveland, Houston, and Indianapolis.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Brian Urlacher.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Biggs: Urlacher Needs To Play Sunday

Throughout the entire preseason, Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher has maintained the stance that he’ll play in the season-opener.

670 The Score–09/04/2012

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

New England Patriots v New York Jets

Most Anticipated Games Of The 2012 NFL Season

Football is back, and not a moment too soon. Here are the five must-watch match-ups for the upcoming 2012 NFL season.

08/20/2012

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