NFL Week 17 Picks
The Bischoff model came out of Week 16 with its worst week of predictions since Week 2, predicting just 7 out of 16 games (43.8%), nearly half from the previous week where it predicted 13 out of 16 games (81.3%).
Nonetheless, the Bischoff model still has continued to keep up with its peers. Nate Silver’s Elo came out with 9 correct and Microsoft’s Cortana, on top, boasted 10 correct predictions. Marking only the 2nd week that Microsoft out predicted both models.
Getting an overall look leading into the final week, Elo leads the pack with the Bischoff model following by 3 games while Cortana lags behind.
However, given the predictions for this Sunday, the Bischoff model poses a threat to tie Elo. Bischoff and Elo disagree on 3 games which allows a variety of outcome possibilities to finish the 2014 regular season. Cortana only disagrees with Elo on 1 game, which Bischoff also agrees with Elo on.
The three games deciding the fate of the Elo and the Bischoff model are:
San Diego at Kansas City
Philadelphia at NY Giants
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
Below are the full predictions.