Bing performed horribly with its NFL Week 2 predictions

Every week, Bing uses search, social, and other relevant data to make intelligent predictions about upcoming NFL games. Week 2 of the NFL just passed. How did Bing perform? Let's take a look.

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Week 2Bing's pickGame winner
Broncos vs ChiefsChiefsBroncos
Texans vs PanthersPanthersPanthers
Patriots vs BillsBillsPatriots
Cardinals vs BearsBearsCardinals
Chargers vs BengalsBengalsBengals
Titans vs BrownsBrownsBrowns
Lions vs VikingsVikingsVikings
Buccaneers vs SaintsSaintsBuccaneers
Falcons vs GiantsGiantsFalcons
49ers vs SteelersSteelersSteelers
Rams vs RedskinsRamsRedskins
Dolphins vs JaguarsDolphinsJaguars
Ravens vs RaidersRavensRaiders
Cowboys vs EaglesEaglesCowboys
Seahawks vs PackersPackersPackers
Jets vs ColtsColtsJets

Accuracy

Out of the sixteen games in Week 2, Bing correctly predicted only six games. That's a 37.5% accuracy score. If I was gambling, I probably wouldn't rely too much on Bing's predictions. Perhaps it'll do better next week?

You can see the predictions by typing "NFL predictions" in the Windows 10 search form or at Bing.com. Bing makes predictions about upcoming events, like sports games, reality TV shows, and more. You can read more about it here. If you're a huge NFL fan, make you have the NFL apps installed on your Xbox and/or Windows 10 device. Check out our NFL apps hands-on video if you haven't seen it yet.

The Windows Central office is based in Boston, so we're happy with the New England Patriot's win. Did your favorite NFL team win this week?

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.

64 Comments
  • I think we all did :(   A survivor pool's demise...
  • That's what I was going to say.  I dont think anyone saw all those crazy results this week!
  • I did...Cortana was the predictive AI...they broke Cortana in Windows 10 :'(
  • Funny, same thought here. It was a messed up week.
  • We will definitely hear about this on the tech blogs.
  • Indeed. The NFL Fantasy "predicted points" were WAY off as well. As the cliché goes, that's why they play the games. :)
  • Ugghh. the NFL Fantasy is the worst. ESPN has better numbers
  • I'm just glad Cortana was wrong about the Broncos/Chiefs game! Won a lot of money and my favorite team gets a tough road win!
  • She almost wasn't though. Tough game. Peyton is not looking good. Go, Broncos!
  • He's as stiff as his acting on those commercials.
  • Come on... "Do I really look like this?" *bobble head* is pure gold! =)
  • Yes it is. Hope he has a strong season, but I just don't think he will.
  • That is literally the only line he has ever delivered OK. Guess it touched a nerve haha.
  • That is strange, when I asked Cortana, it pointed at the Broncos not the Chiefs. 
  • Good thing it failed. It'll be trained appropriately next time
  • It's funny lol. First time I bet on something, after I saw the impressive numbers last week. Then it has the worst week ever and I lost some money :P
  • Has Cortana stopped predicting results for the premier league?
  •   Has anyone else noticed that Cortana no longer gives you the quirky answer to "Will the [fill in your team's name] win?"  She used to say things like - "it looks good for [your team]"  
  • That's what I asked, just above you^
  • I think this actually a good thing. If Bing predictions were right all the time it would really start to be highly suspicious. Good job Bing!
  • So Bing is like us Humans that had no clue.  Nice!
  • This is good news, it keeps the fun in predicting and gambling alive, I'm not interested in computers making accurate predictions, there'll be no tension and fun left which is exactly what the excitement is about!
  • Cortana doesn't do this anymore? I asked her and just got some search results :(
  • Yeah, same here. I used to ask Cortana last season who the winner would be and she'd read it out loud. You could ask by city or name of team and it didn't matter. Doesn't do that anymore. Plus everyone got screwed this week! I use the spread, ESPN expert picks, and Bing predictions to make my picks, and I got 7 right this week after getting 12 last week.
  • Why is this important? Pick your own damn winners people
  • Why don't you do a hands on with football (soccer if you're American)? I think we (outside America) like soccer better, especially in Europe.
  • I fully agree, do it for the most popular sport in the world! But this remains a U.S. based site though. Hence posting U.S. time zones and using imperial units most of the times. I wish they were more global-mindful.
  • They could put the two main versions ex. Feet Meters, Dollars Euros, Pounds/lbs kg...
  • Well that just means Bing is human. kappa lol Posted via.........deez nutz!!!!!!
  • Not surprised if they use data from previous years. I wonder how they do that. Being a new season and all. Posted via the Note 4/Nexus 7 (2013)/Lumia 1020/Lumia 2520
  • Is there a way to make predictions work outside of the US? I tried to change language to english, but it won't give me any predictions. I tried a proxy, but it didn't work either.  Or is there a site, where i can at least see them? I don't get it, why i can't even see the results? Bing is so frustrating outside of Us :/
  • who cares!? I just want good predictions for the Rugby World Cup 2015.  
  • Just is a machine doing data treatment and using stats and other data offers predictions and we have to leave it as is a prediction, Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Tim Tebow would have fixed everything.
  • Yup, the Eagles are looking dumb for letting him go. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Agile quarterbacks are only valuable if they are also accurate sitting back in the pocket. There's a reason Tebow can't find a home to start at. The good thing about Tebow is he is built like a LB and can take a hit. That's not enough though... Posted via the Note 4/Nexus 7 (2013)/Lumia 1020/Lumia 2520
  • Unlike Romo.
  • Lol... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Yeah maybe he should give up the QB dream and settle for a defensive position...
  • I thought we were past thinking Tebow is an NFL quarterback.
  • I'm pretty sure the several coaches, managers, etc in multiple teams who have actually seen him practice with the teams are better judges of that in this case... he's a below average QB.
  • No one saw this, but if you picked the Bears over the Cardinals, you deserved to lose your ass! HAHA!!
  • Go Cardinals! Palmer is great as long as he has time to think haha.
  • RAAAAAIIDEEERRRRRSSSS!!!!
  • Yeah! Can you believe they get spanked by the Bengals, then beat the Ravens? I'm happy, though.
  • I would have thought that Cortana would automatically choose the Seahawks. As a Packers fan, I'm glad she didn't, and was correct! Week 2 was crazy. Predictions are pretty much guessing anyway.
  • Cortana is smart enough to know that the Packers are better than the Seahawks.
  • Bing just keep picking the Packers, will be right most of the time
  • ^this!
  • Lol
  • Hope so!
  • Just goes to show that of all professional sports, the NFL is the worst to bet on. They have the smallest sample size (games per season), the highest injury rate, and one great player has less of an effect than sports like basketball & hockey as they tend to only play on offense or defense as opposed to both.
  • So did everyone betting. The while league turned upside down.
  • The Cowboys won, yet lost any hope of a 2015 Playoff game. Posted via the Note 4/Nexus 7 (2013)/Lumia 1020/Lumia 2520
  • Everyone got smoked last Sunday predictions wise
  • Boston! Weren't you guys in Long Island (Hauppauge area)?
  • This shows why the NFL is great, not why Bing is innaccurate.  It's like the only professional sport where the power in a league can change drastically year to year - unless you cheat (I'm looking at you Belichick)......
  • And it's by design! Those darn NFL honcho socialists, trying to even the playing field for everyone! :)
  • Except the Bills were the one breaking the rules on Sunday and they lost. Don't be so gullible to think that only one team 'cheats' It's about reading the rules and trying to bend them ad use them to your advantage. That's exactly what the game is. Try to formulate a strategy that will fool the other team, thus giving you an advantage. Some times coaches take it too far and teeter on the line of breaking the rules and get caught.
  • In all fairness the Chiefs did have that game won and then decided to give it away. :P
  • I think Vegas odds also only predicted 6 of the 16 games correctly.  So it was a good week if you were in Vegas and picked against the favorites. Wouldn't surprise me if the Vegas odds and the Bing predicitons that were correct/wrong are the same, on that note.
  • I did fantasy football for the first time for Week 2, I dont really care about football, but my friends invited my so I figured why not. Used bing to help me. Needless to say, I lost. horribly....
  • Very click baity headline. Poor article overall. How about giving some comparison stats to other prediction sources like Las Vegas or Google. How did Bing do in comparison. What's its historical accuracy. How about doing some more journalism here.
  • Killed my pool! Last year it won my pool.