January 3rd 2014 12:34 pm PT

Perfect Your Prognostication: NFL Playoff Face Off

Last week’s NFL regular season finale was among the best in memory, with teams advancing to the Playoffs or heading home for good in ways that defied prediction. Will the postseason be just as unpredictable? It’s time to find out.
 
This morning, the NFL on Xbox One debuted a new way to predict performances in upcoming Playoff contests, including the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLVIII. Participants will also be entered for a chance to win tickets to attend Super Bowl XLVIII or Super Bowl XLIX, as well as other exciting prizes.

All you have to do is launch the Xbox One’s NFL app (“Xbox, go to NFL”), and you’ll see a special Playoff Face Off category along the bottom. This week, answer questions such as “Which receiver will have the most yards on Wild Card Weekend?” (I selected Desean Jackson), “Will any kicker make a field goal of more than 50 yards?” (Probably not in Green Bay!), and “Will any games go into overtime?” (Your guess is as good as mine)

Accurate predictions can net you achievements, and we’ll update the questions every Tuesday. For more details and prizing info, head over to Xbox Wire. Good luck!

Contests, Xbox One By Jeff Rubenstein

  • Bell

    A bit of topic here but, will you be doing a list on the top 20 played games of 2013? Thanks in advance.

  • Darklurkr23

    Finally a reason to learn about Football!

    • evilfangs .

      This is hand egg though?

      • Jeff Rubenstein

        Sports! :P

        • Nexures

          how about instead of watching sport you actually ban sony children? or if youre too lazy give me mod and ill take care of them -.-

          • Brian Ghattas

            A fanboy calling a fanboy a fanboy doesn’t make you qualified for mod duty. Also, your grammar is very poor. You’ll be working at McDonald’s for life when you aren’t conversating with 12 year old boys online, yes?

          • Nexures

            my grammar is poor? hahaha xD. theres nothing wrong with working in mcdonalds, they pay A LOT and you come in whenever you want. are you one of those people that spend entire day on this website insulting everyone with “xbone = fail” etc? probably yeah.

            Give me 3 reasons why i am a fanboy?
            go out and socialize with people. maybe youll learn how to interact with them :)

          • Brian Ghattas

            So those people complaining about their wages at McDonald’s are lying then?

            You called Sony supporters children, you get hard talking to 12 year old CoD playing boys and you have awful grammar. 3 reasons why you are a fanboy and have no right to call anybody a fanboy since you are already one yourself.

          • Nexures

            ? ive never EVER heard anyone complain about mcdonalds salary O.o

            ive absolutely no clue why youre mentioning cod all the time, do you have some life dilemna? troubles at home? you havent even answered my questions, and you jump into conclusions.

            If youre trying to insult someone, back it up with reasons and do it properly. Go learn and comeback

          • Brian Ghattas

            You make it too easy for me, kid…

          • Nexures

            hahaha yeah cool ^^ whatever helps you sleep at night man. i really dont understand you fanboys O.o if you hate microsoft/xbox so much why wont you just leave? nobody keeps you here,nobody wants you here and nobody cares about you. go bother them people on playstation forums (if there are any normal left) and keep telling yourself how sony is a great company and ps4 the best thing that happened to this world xD

          • Brian Ghattas

            You lost any credibility you may have had when you said “McDonald’s pays good wages.” You might as well not bother, kid. You’re a massive Xbox fanboy, Nexures. You’re criticizing your own kind.

          • Ross Kemp

            Haha , you can imagine future generations of kids having this conversation with their parents – Parent : OK Nexures son , what do you want to do when you finish school – Kid : I want to train to be a Doctor of medicine . Parent : No chance , you are not wasting your life on a crummy job like that , we were hoping you would get into Burger flipping at Maccy D’s – Kid : Derp , Derpy derp .

          • Nexures

            GG. there is no point of arguing with an idiot… i asked you a question, but youre too shallow to answer, and you jump into conclusions like a 12 yr old. i didnt know 400-600 euros per week is a bad wage, but whatever. Youre showing everyone what a ps user looks like.

          • Nate Welles

            Oh please shut up and make me a double cheeseburger. Enjoy all your overtime with very little pay.

          • Nexures

            better at mcdonalds, and my own apartment then living with parents ^^ no worries mate, youll understand once you grow up ;)

            btw. i never said i work in mcdonalds you illiterate idiot xD

          • Nate Welles

            Wait, isn’t this the internet, where anyone can say anything, even lie?

            Dun wurry. I totally believe that you live in your own apartment WITHOUT your parents ;) your secret is safe with me.

            Also for someone who says they ‘don’t’ work at mcdonalds, they sure like praising how the work life there is.

            Oh and I don’t think you know what the definition of illiterate is. Try reading a book sometime.

          • Nexures

            is your butthurt over? grow some hair on your balls ^^
            Get an actual job (a real one)
            get your own place
            survive
            and then comeback and talk to me.

            I did work for mcdonalds, obviously. That was just so i could get some income for the jouse. once i finished my college, they have me a proper job. Is this stuff so weird to you that you find it unbelievable? O.o

          • Does Not Equal

            … “conversating?” Really?

          • Brian Ghattas

            Sorry, I forgot the quotation marks.

          • Does Not Equal

            You also forgot the word is “conversing.”

          • Brian Ghattas

            Fine. Fixed. My grammar isn’t perfect, either.

            My spell checker was disabled, apparently.

          • Ross Kemp

            Haha . ” Derp , do you Fries and a Xbox one with that derpy derp “

          • Ross Kemp

            Haha you are just too stupid to realize your blatant fan boy ism aint ya .

          • Nexures

            heres another ps fanboy. Are you at “work” again xD? sitting entire day here complaining about everything? learn how to spell you dumb idiot ^^

          • Nexures

            Haha . ” Derp , do you Fries and a Xbox one with that derpy derp ”

            Youre IQ must be smaller than your shoe number… not only you sit on this website and complain all day, but youre also trying to insult people. What a sad loser ;3

        • roozbeh, again

          :l

  • Anonymous

    Where’s the games at?

    • xPutNameHerex

      Your local NBC, FOX, and CBS stations.

      • todd Wright

        why did this make my laugh so much?

    • Does Not Equal

      Stores. The internet. Digital downloads.

  • Moises Munoz

    So, are you gonna expand all this features for other countries? (Mexico)

    • http://instasynch.com/rooms/asstube Goose

      Why the hell would other countries and Mexico be watching American football?

      • Moises Munoz

        Because it’s a world wide sport.

        • Ross Kemp

          Really ? Seems to me like it is North America only – I will put my house on 2 North American teams being in the final ( ? ) EVERY year . Now , soccer ( or football outside of the USA ) is a worldwide sport , Argentina , Brazil , Cameroon , Denmark , England , France , Germany , Holland , Italy , Japan etc etc . Point made , you are welcome .

          • http://instasynch.com/rooms/asstube Goose

            Well Mexico is North America. Then again I’m not from the USA so I would know my geography better than yanks,

          • Moises Munoz

            Most Americans are smart, just not this idiots from above.

          • Moises Munoz

            You’re not a very bright person aren’t you? Anyway, good luck with life.

  • Billy Franklin

    cool in you Live on Planet USA… but MS need to realize that there are others out there other then people in America.. 2nd class citizens is how we are treated sometimes

  • evilfangs .

    If anyone here has the free copy of KI, the free playable character has been changed from Jago to Saberwolf.

    • roozbeh, again

      Eurogamer beat you to it

    • Lucky13X

      Good thing I have Shadow Jago then with the LE 12 month card. I can still get Jago achievements with Shadow Jago, and now I can work on Sabrewolf’s.

  • Nathanzz

    I predict more head injuries.

  • donnyskillz

    i just want to be able to log in on the app since i pay for nfl with comcast, but it seems they are not included

  • Guest

    ROCKSTAR GAMES

    • Nexures

      suck

      • roozbeh, again

        Go to hell

        • Nexures

          already there hun :)

          • Ross Kemp

            No , go to hell – not your parents basement , derp .

  • PoliceSuit

    I MADE THIS ACCOUNT LITERALLY FOR SAYING THAT YOU’RE A BIG TROLL OF XBOX MEN.

    XBOX FTW!

    • Gazza!!!

      Don’t give him the satisfaction of a reply or a thumbs up/down, that’s what feeds them.

      • Nexures

        how the hell does this get past the moderators, but when you say the awesome word “f***” it gets deleted xD? i still dont understand all this hate towards xbox and microsoft from sony children..

    • Guest

      Being born on November 16th 1997 must suck, doesn’t it Hicham Tallih from Amsterdamned (there’s only one, so you’re easy to find and exterminate)…pathetic little troll and all your double accounts with the Nintenscience trolls.

      • Guest

        gamingbolt com/xbox-ones-driver-update-to-bring-10-performance-boost-devs-were-speechless-with-ps4-8gb-gddr5-ram
        Wow, look at Dakan45 exposing this little loser.

  • baconcheeswhiz89

    this is absolutely awesome, aint gonna lie.

  • Zachary Smith

    wow

  • Zachary Smith

    wow the picks are closed all ready????

  • Wayne Booker

    I would guess no app in the UK due to Game Pass being avail over here.

  • KillerRamen

    Sports! TV! Sports! NFL Playoffs!
    Only $500 or free with Over The Air! XD

  • ElektroDragon

    Not video game related, do not care.

    • Guest

      Huh.

  • todd Wright

    you sound like a pr*ck

  • Florida Tryhard

    no one cares about this we want free current Gen games just like the PS4 guys get

    • Ross Kemp

      Good luck with .

  • evilfangs .

    Did Xbox 360 achievements run off the same cloud based thing that Microsoft has done with Xbox one achievements?

    This is the 3rd glitched collectible achievement I have now on my Xbox one and it’s annoying not being able to do anything about them even though I know for a fact I have collected every collectible.

    • todd Wright

      it would help if you say witch game

      • evilfangs .

        One collectible is from Ryse and the other two collectible glitched achievements are from Max.

  • Sanpei

    I think XboxOne will be like Wii-U….But i have to admit that, Wii-U is more like gaming console than this NFL and TV-Box…

  • Sanpei

    We only need games to buy this console, nothing more…No need for NFL, tv, kinect etc…Just good games and a good price…Other than that, i dont think,it will end well for XO….

    • Nick Peck

      Just because you don’t use anything else on the systems doesn’t mean millions of others won’t. Is it nice being short sighted in your world? :)

      • Sanpei

        Rest of the world doesnt care NFL..Got the point ?

    • Does Not Equal

      Yes, because modern electronics must only do one thing.

      • QBRT55

        Modern electronics must do things WELL.

        The Xbox One does not do the “media center” thing very well. It can’t even browse your digital media connection that is shared over the network.

        • Speedkiller

          dude that is coming this year dont you ever watch e3? next we will hear you cry about the xbone dont do 3d yet omfg its coming this year as well.

  • Obsceneace

    It would be good to have this in the UK huh!

  • QBRT55

    Hey Jerk…. Yeah, you… Maj. Nelson.

    Stop posting gameplay videos and hyping that broken piece of junk BF4.

    I couldn’t get on ANY servers during the 2XP event because EA/DICE have 80 person queues for every server.

    I’ll be calling your people shortly for a refund on Premium.

    On another note, the kinect appears to be CLUELESS as to who is speaking. It isn’t using any sort of directional microphone. Also, it isn’t using any sort of natural language interface. There is only ONE specific keyword to make the xbox one do any particular thing. This is on par with late 90′s voice control technology, and the speech recognition is actually less accurate. I can start up Internet Explorer, and prove that the system has only a handful of specific keywords it looks for, and will apply those pre-programmed interpretations to anything that is even remotely similar sounding. Coming from google and siri… it’s pathetic. My PC had better voice control with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Pro back in 1999.

    • Does Not Equal

      Perhaps you’d like to whine some more.

      • QBRT55

        I gladly accept your invitation!

        I bought a 500$ system under the assumption that the Kinect was going to be a game changer, and that it would have all the things promised. It doesn’t know who’s talking, it has a limited vocabulary, it doesn’t accept natural language commands, and it’s completely useless in Internet Explorer where it actually has to THINK for a change.

        I ran Dragon NaturallySpeaking on PC back in 1999. It performed at LEAST on par with the Xbox One’s Kinect system.

        It appears that MS decided that it wasn’t worth the effort to produce a functional system with Project Cortana scheduled to replace everything in 2015/16. They left it as “good enough” for the next two years.

        Thanks a lot, you incompetent excuse for a company.

        • Speedkiller

          get a life more updates are coming for the system even for the kinect so get over it if u dont like the system sell it and you wont have to bother with it no more.

          you are a incompetent excuse for a a human being

  • Jayadub

    What a joke. My criticism of the non functional NFL app due to half the providers in the country not being available (Comcast, Time-Warner, etc.) gets deleted and the wall of spam stays.

 

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