Bears slide up to No. 2 pick in 2023 NFL draft order

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And just like that, the Chicago Bears are back at the top. 

This past weekend, the Denver Broncos defeated the Arizona Cardinals, boosting the Bears back up to the No. 2 pick in the 2023 NFL draft order after their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Heading into Week 15, the Broncos had tied the Bears in overall record, surpassing them for the second pick due to their win with the tiebreaker (lower strength of schedule). 

Now, the Bears have an outright worse record than the Broncos, giving them the advantage in draft position. 

If the Bears lose out the rest of the season, they will retain the No. 2 pick in the draft. With three weeks left to play, the Bears have matchups with the Bills, Lions and Vikings to finish the season.

What's more, if the Bears finish with a 1-2 record in the final three weeks, the worst pick they can obtain is the No. 4 pick in the draft. That's because the Broncos play the Rams, so one of the four-win teams will tack on a fifth win. 

RELATED: Chicago Bears projected 2023 draft selection, scenarios

From now until late April, expect mock drafts galore for the Bears. 

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