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Richard Sherman. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Silverman: Seahawks, Bengals & Niners Will Have NFL’s Best Defenses

A winning defense is not going to be reminiscent of the old Steel Curtain or the ’85 Bears. Today, it’s about coming up with turnovers and key stops.

670 The Score–08/20/2013

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 30: Travis Tannahill #80 of the Kansas State Wildcats is tackled by Thomas Shamarko #21 of the Syracuse Orange during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 30, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Shamarko Thomas’ Maturity Jump-Starts His Career In The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense

After falling to the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Shamarko Thomas is determined to prove everyone that he will be a valuable player for the Steelers, while also influencing his younger siblings that maturity and discipline pay off in the long run.

08/14/2013

Plaxico Burress.  (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Steelers Put Plaxico Burress On IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers have put wide receiver Plaxico Burress on the injured reserve list, likely ending his season.

670 The Score–08/13/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Will Have A Better Bounce-Back Season? Giants Vs. Steelers

Two organizations hoping to return to glory after mediocre performances last season are the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Football Giants.

08/01/2013

Matt Spaeth. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images.)

Report: Steelers Interested In Former Bears TE Davis, Spaeth

After locking up tight end Martellus Bennett with a four-year contract, the Bears promptly cut both Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth.

03/15/2013

Mike Wallace. (Credit: Andy Lyons, Getty)

WR Mike Wallace Headed To Miami

Speedy wide receiver Mike Wallace will be catching passes for the Miami Dolphins next season, according to a report by ESPN.

03/12/2013

Bruce Arians. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Coaching Breakdown: Bruce Arians

This is the second in a series where I take a look at some of the top candidates’ background, strengths, scheme, and what skill position players the Bears would need to add to properly execute their system.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2013

Bill Cowher. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Cowher: I Plan To Coach Again

He’s given no indication as to when, but Bill Cowher said he plans to coach again.

670 The Score–01/09/2013

Jay Cutler throws a pass against the Minnesota Vikings on November 25 at Soldier Field. (Credit: Johnathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 17 NFL Picks

The NFL’s plan of making Week 17 significant by scheduling 16 divisional games worked precisely as designed. The AFC is all set, with only the top four seeds to be determined. In the NFC, the East division title and the No. 6 seed are up for grabs. Here’s how I think the regular season finale will play out.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2012

Adrian Peterson. (Photo by Andy King/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 16 NFL Picks

Huge games in Seattle and Baltimore, and Adrian Peterson steps closer to history. Here’s my take on how this weekend’s action will shake out.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

Aaron Rodgers. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Durkin: Week 15 NFL Picks

It’s officially crunch time in the NFL, and Week 15 is chock-full of crucial games with playoff implications. Four current playoff teams in the NFC square off and there’s a potential Super Bowl preview in Foxboro. Here’s my take on how this weekend’s action will shake out.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

Robert Griffin III. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 13 NFL Picks

With five games remaining, playoff pretenders are starting to drop out and contenders are battling for position. Two bitter rivals meet in Baltimore, and a potential playoff matchup in Chicago headline Week 13 action. Here’s my take on how the games will play out.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 11 NFL Picks

With Week 11 upon us, contenders are starting to separate themselves from pretenders. There are a few heavyweight bouts in the Sunday and Monday night games, featuring four very physical teams. Here’s my take on how this weekend’s action is going to play out.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

Matt Forte & Micahel Bush. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Harris: Tandem Trouble – Fantasy Running Back Advice

Before the season, I wrote a guide to having a successful draft, and rule number six was to always draft your stud running back’s backup

CBS Chicago–10/17/2012

Troy Polamalu. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Photo: Worst Sports Tattoo Of All Time?

What is it about sports that makes seemingly normal people do crazy things?

670 The Score–08/28/2012

Oakland Raiders v San Francisco 49ers

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Defenses and Special Teams

A strong defense/special teams unit could make the difference in your fantasy football league. Here are the top 10 to target.

08/22/2012

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

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

Silverman: The NFL’s Top Defenses

If the Packers, Saints or Patriots had won the Super Bowl by lighting up the scoreboard, the NFL’s landscape might look different this summer.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lovie’s A Top 10 Coach, But Not Elite

Here’s a look at our Top 10 going into the 2012 season with the key attributes of each man.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Hines Ward

Steelers’ Hines Ward Announces Retirement

Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward retired on Tuesday rather than try extending his career with another team.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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