Now that the NFL regular season is over, Bing Predicts has turned its attention to Super Bowl 50. At the end of regular season play, Bing Predicts record for predicting NFL games is 161-95, (62.9% correct). With Super Bowl 50 less than a week away, Bing Predicts surmises that Cam Newton will lead the Carolina Panthers (17-1) to their first-ever Super Bowl win. If Bing Predicts is correct, that would make Carolina the first Super Bowl champions with an 18-1 record in more than 30 years.
Bing Predicts made its calculations based on both teams' ranked offenses and defenses for the NFL regular season. During the regular season, Carolina had the NFL's #1 scoring offense and #6 scoring defense; Denver had the #20 scoring offense and #4 scoring defense. Carolina's #2 rush offense dominated Denver's #17 rush offense. As far as rush defense goes, Carolina was #4, while Denver was one spot ahead at #3. Both teams have strong defenses, but Bing Predicts believes that Carolina will outlast Denver with its #1 offense in the NFL.
Here is how Super Bowl 50 might play out, according to Madden 16's prediction:
In addition to NFL predictions, Bing Predicts added weekly fantasy football predictions for QB, WR, RB, and TE positions. Bing Predicts used predictions models based on other major sports and fantasy football websites. After the Super Bowl, Bing Predicts will move on to college basketball, launching a new website, AreWeIn.net, to see Bing Predicts correctly picks your favorite college will make it to March Madness.
The Super Bowl can often have unpredictable outcomes; just ask the 2007 New England Patriots. In the NFL, it is not always the best offense alone that wins games, but sometimes it comes down to who has the best defense. All predictions aside, Super Bowl 50 will likely to be a close game. Denver does have the Super Bowl experience and the future Hall of Fame quarterback, Peyton Manning, but execution is what wins games in the NFL.
On January 24, Carolina certainly showed everyone that winning execution in the Panthers' dominating 49-15 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Whether Bing Predicts is right or not, we will just have to wait and see when NFL's Super Bowl 50 plays out at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, on February 7.