Week 16 of the 2015 NFL season had its share of upsets, but Microsoft's Bing Predicts engine managed to record a solid 10-6 record in picking the correct outcomes of the games in the past week.


Microsoft said:

"Bing Predicts was 10-6 in Week 16, missing a handful of in-division upsets which included losses by Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Seattle, all of whom were largely expected to win given their more urgent need to do so over opponents out of the playoff race."

Bing Predicts now has an overall record of 152-88 for the season. The final week of the regular 2015 NFL season gets started soon, with many games still having playoff implications. Microsoft says:

Pittsburgh wins at Cleveland to complete the season sweep in a must-win for them. New York, in need of a win because of the Pittsburgh win, also secures a road victory over Buffalo to take the 6th playoff spot. Kansas City, while secured of a playoff spot, extends their win streak to 10 games to maximize their playoff positioning with a win over Oakland. Indianapolis beats Tennessee to stay alive by a hair while Tennessee's loss should secure them the first overall pick in next year's draft. Houston, however, avoids complicated tiebreakers to win the division by beating Jacksonville.

Carolina gets back on track by beating Tampa Bay to secure the top seed, negating Arizona's victory over Seattle. Green Bay continues their mastery of Minnesota, a team they haven't lost to since 2012, and secures the division title with a win. New England and Cincinnati win their early games which requires Denver to win their late game hosting San Diego, which they do, to give New England and Denver first round byes.

Source: Microsoft