The Chicago Bears played the Philadelphia Eagles tougher than many expected in Week 15’s 25-20 loss, which by itself is something of a morale victory.
That morale victory became an even bigger win following the Denver Broncos’ 24-15 upending of the Arizona Cardinals.
The Bears and Broncos entered Week 15 with matching 3-10 records. Because of strength of schedule, Denver ranked ahead of Chicago in the 2023 NFL Draft; they had the second pick, the Bears had the third.
Now, it’s flipped.