If tight end Jesse James had just completed the catch — if he had held on just a little longer, the Pittsburgh Steelers would have edged the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Bing had predicted that the Steelers had a 51% chance of defeating the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots on Sunday. Had that catch gone differently, Bng’s record would have been even better last week. Even so, the search engine’s NFL prediction tool was correct on 13 of the 16 games in Week 15.
The Kansas City Chiefs continue to confound prognosticators. Bing gave the Los Angeles Chargers a 53% chance of beating the Chiefs. Then rookie Kareem Hunt turned on the Jets and the Chiefs pulled out a victory over the Chargers.
San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo led the 49ers to a victory over the Tennessee Titans. It was Garoppolo’s third straight start and third straight win. Bing had predicted a 53% edge for the Titans. If Garoppolo continues the winning streak in Week 16, he will prove Bing wrong once again. Bing gave the Jacksonville Jaguars a 70% chance to top the 49ers.
Bing also gives a 75% shot for the Philadelphia Eagles, with Nick Foles at quarterback, over the Oakland Raiders.
Thirteen of the 16 games this week have playoff implications for at least one of the teams involved. It could be a Merry Christmas — at least for a few franchises.
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. Learn more about Bing Predicts.