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Brian Urlacher. (Jonathan Daniel/Allsport/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Urlacher Puts Grudge Ahead Of Basic Business With Hester Comments

Clearly not over his divorce with the Bears, Brian Urlacher is displaying his immaturity.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

Ben Roethlisberger throws a touchdown pass against the Green Bay Packers  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Steelers Get Wild 38-31 Win Over Packers

Le’Veon Bell scored a 1-yard touchdown with 1:28 left and the Pittsburgh Steelers withstood Green Bay’s last throw into the end zone, dealing the Packers’ playoff hopes a blow with a wild, 38-31 win Sunday.

12/22/2013

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

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Sign T Joe Long To 2-Year Contract

The Bears announced Wednesday that they have signed tackle Joe Long to a two-year contract.

670 The Score–12/18/2013

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

Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Tomlin Goes From Black & Gold To Black & Blue

But no matter how black or gold my allegiance, no matter how nostalgic I feel about them. and no matter how deep the Rooney roots run in NFL history, there’s no excuse for their head coach’s conduct on Thanksgiving.

12/06/2013

Mike Tomlin.  (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

NFL Fines Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin $100,000

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin’s ill-timed two-step has cost him $100,000 and could cost his team a pick in next year’s draft.

670 The Score–12/04/2013

Mike Tomlin.  (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Tomlin: On-Field Foray Was ‘Inexcusable’

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says he’s “embarrassed” about his ill-timed foray onto the field in last Thursday night’s loss to Baltimore but stressed the move was not intentional.

670 The Score–12/03/2013

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

(credit:Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Keidel: Feasting On Football

The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.

11/28/2013

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

Ben Roethlisberger (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Keidel: Trading Big Ben Would Be A Big Blunder

There’s a baleful buzz around Big Ben and my beloved black & gold these days. Reports say that the mountainous QB is now a mutinous QB, demanding he be traded at the end of this season.

11/15/2013

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

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