Bing Predicts falls flat in NFL Week 10, goes 4-10

Mark Coppock

Bing Predicts fell down a little on its NFL Week 10 prognostications, accurately predicting only four out of 14 matchups. That brings the machine intelligence to a still-impressive 93-53 for the 2015 season.
The blog post was a little more effusive in describing the results, likely due to embarrassment:

After two weeks where Bing Predicts went 22-5, a series of upsets resulted in a final tally of 4-10 for Week 10 games. If you use the mutual fund analogy, while we were ahead of the market (consensus fan polls on two major sports sites were both 3-11), Bing Predicts did have a tough week with several upsets happening which our models did not pick. This included Detroit getting a very rare road win, first since 1990, in Green Bay, Seattle experiencing a somewhat rare loss at home, Denver getting behind 29-0 at home before losing on a day where their QB broke the league passing record despite recording one of the worst fantasy scores for a QB this season before getting benched and Jacksonville also getting a rare road win, first in the last 14 games, after getting an untimed final play following a defensive facemask penalty.

Here’s what Bing Predicts thinks will happen in NFL Week 11:

Bing Predicts NFL Week 11.
Bing Predicts NFL Week 11.

The NFL season is well past its midway point, and so there are likely happy and not-so-happy American football fans out there. We’ll be keeping our eyes on Bing Predicts to see how they do for the rest of the season, into the playoffs, and of course in predicting the Super Bowl champion.