Last week, the Philadelphia Eagles were riding a nine-game win streak. Quarterback Carson Wentz was Mr. Philadelphia. Life was good. Then the Seahawks upset the Eagles. With quarterback Russell Wilson, Seattle is never out of the conversation.
Of course, the Eagles are still one of the best teams in the NFL, and Wentz still leads the NFL with touchdowns (29). Life, we hear, is still good in Philly.
This was just one of the five games that Bing predicted incorrectly in Week 13. A few plays or even just one can determine a game, and that’s what makes it so difficult about picking NFL games.
Bing also missed Kansas City’s loss to the New York Jets, Denver falling to Miami, Chicago’s setback to the 49ers, and Atlanta losing to the Minnesota Vikings.
This week’s schedule includes several games that should be close, including three that involve teams that appear playoff-bound. The Eagles play at the Rams, the Vikings at the Panthers, and the Seahawks visit the Jaguars.
If you could only watch three NFL games this week, those three should provide plenty of entertainment.
Bing’s NFL predictions use team and player statistics and web activity to build a statistical model that takes into account historical data and real-time information (like injuries, suspensions, and lineup changes). Finally, social sentiment adds a unique wisdom-of-the-crowd factor to the model. Learn more about Bing Predicts.