Bing Predicts: Super Bowl LII - msn.com

The drama, the grind and the controversy of 17 weeks of the NFL regular season are nearly over. All that is left after a three-week playoff stretch is this Sunday’s game -- Super Bowl LII -- between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis. A win for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick would give the dynamic duo their sixth Super Bowl rings while working together, and back-to-back Super Bowl championships. They would be the first back-to-back champs since they accomplished the same feat in 2004 and 2005. The Eagles are appearing in their third Super Bowl, looking for their first title of the modern era. Their last trip to the ultimate game was on Feb. 6, 2005, when they lost to the Patriots, 24-21. Time has passed, but the wound has not healed. After Carson Wentz went down for the season, many predicted that would be it for the Eagles, but here they are, one win away from the ultimate accomplishment in the league. Bing predicts was one for two in the championship round. It was spot-on when it gave the Patriots the big edge in the AFC championship over the Jaguars. In the NFC title game, Bing predicted the Minnesota Vikings over Philadelphia, but the Eagles won in a 38-7 rout. So now the Patriots and Eagles face off in Minnesota. Grab a beverage and buckle up, this could be a good one. 24/7 Wall St. conducted a review of each team’s offense and defense, and Bing ran its prediction model to determine the most likely victor this year. Bing’s NFL predictions use team and player statistics and web activity to build a statistical model that takes into account historical data and real-time information (like injuries, suspensions, and lineup changes). Finally, social sentiment adds a unique wisdom-of-the-crowd factor to the model.