Know Your Opponent

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Durkin: Know Your Opponent — New Orleans Saints

The Saints’ disappointing season has prompted changes in New Orleans.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

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

Bucs coach Lovie Smith. (Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A preseason sleeper, the Bucs’ 2-8 start has been a major disappointment.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake. (Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins defense will keep Miami in games, but can the offense produce?

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons have a potent passing attack and a leaky defense, can they consistently win shootouts?

CBS Chicago–10/08/2014

Carolina Panthers v Chicago Bears

Durkin: Know Your Opponent — Carolina Panthers

The 2014 offseason was cruel to the Panthers.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2014

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Green Bay Packers

These aren’t the Packers we’re used to seeing, but they’re still really dangerous.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2014

Geno Smith. (Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent — New York Jets

The Jets are solid defensively, but can their offense develop?

CBS Chicago–09/17/2014

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent — San Francisco 49ers

Injury and suspension have left the 49ers defense shorthanded, but it’s still stout.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Bills quarterback EJ Manuel. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent — Buffalo Bills

Quarterback EJ Manuel is under the microscope in Buffalo.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2014

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