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2019 NFL Playoffs: Predictions and Winner for Colts vs. Chiefs

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The Colts head to Arrowhead Stadium to tackle the Chiefs in a playoff match-up between two of the NFL’s younger weapons: Andrew Luck and Patrick Mahomes. In the course of the common season, the gunslinging duo mixed to fireside 89 touchdowns – probably the most scores ever thrown by two opposing quarterbacks in a playoff assembly. As in, without end-ever? Eternally-ever.

Indianapolis arrived right here by using down south to Houston final weekend and knocking off the Texans in their very own constructing for the second time in two months. The Colts raced out to a 21-Zero halftime lead and by no means seemed again, led by Luck and ferocious play from their offensive line, together with this demolition of Jadeveon Clowney by guard Quenton Nelson. Breakfast is prepared, and Chef Q solely serves pancakes. After beginning 1-5, Indy has now received 10 of its final 11 video games, going again to Week 7. Ought to the Chiefs be trying over their collective shoulder?

Thankfully for Kansas Metropolis, there is no such thing as a one within the NFL higher at protecting his head on a swivel than the No-Look Ninja (you heard it right here first) himself, Patrick Mahomes – who doesn’t want to have a look at his receivers to finish passes to them. Mahomes, who might or might not be capable to really throw the rattling ball clear out of the stadium, has spent this season casually setting hearth to opposing secondaries and slinging 50 (!) touchdowns in his first full season because the starter. Even so (and regardless of their stellar 12-Four file), the Chiefs seemed shaky in December, dropping two of their final three video games to fellow playoff groups within the Chargers and the Seahawks.

Which brings us to this recreation. We wish to roll with Mahomes and the Chiefs – we actually do. However all through his time within the NFL, Kansas Metropolis head coach Andy Reid has change into identified for 2 issues: 1) creating revolutionary, high-scoring offenses; and a couple of) underwhelming within the postseason.

The Chiefs’ protection is a sieve (apart from its move rush, and the Colts’ offensive line will do simply sufficient to stave off these move rushers to provide Captain Andrew Luck one thing else to put in writing dwelling about. Colts 30, Chiefs 28 is my prediction, however how does a hive-mind of NFL specialists predict this recreation ending up?

To foretell the results of this 2018 NFL post-season match-up, Unanimous A.I. used what’s referred to as swarm intelligence. A “swarm” of 31 NFL fanatics labored collectively as a hive thoughts to make their prediction, and as you’ll be able to see within the animation under, every participant managed a golden magnet and used it to tug the puck towards the consequence they thought was the most probably final result. That is the place it will get attention-grabbing: As a person sees the puck transfer towards a specific choice, it triggers a psychological response. They could readjust their pondering because the group builds towards a consensus. It’s a synthetic intelligence, produced by human brains, working collectively as a swarm.

Because the swarm replay above reveals, a hive-mind of 31 NFL specialists has low confidence that the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs will win on Saturday afternoon at dwelling in opposition to the Colts.

The Colts play on the Chiefs at 4:25 p.m. Jap Saturday on NBC.

Right here’s how Unanimous A.I. has predicted earlier NFL video games this season.

Unanimous A.I. has made some scarily correct predictions prior to now utilizing swarm intelligence, as our this text explains. For example, the swarm picked this yr’s Oscar winners with 94 p.c accuracy. Right here’s Unanimous A.I. founder Louis Rosenberg explaining swarm intelligence at a latest TEDx Discuss:

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