February 1, 2016 9:11 am

Five Great Ways To Get Super Bowl Savvy This Week

By / Microsoft NFL Communications Lead

The countdown to Super Bowl 50 has begun! Today, we’re sharing five ways to help you get ready for game day, from watching the game for free on your Windows 10 device to testing your NFL knowledge with Cortana. We know you’ve got a full week of man-to-man water cooler predictions to make, and we’ve got the tips and tools to help you impress.

The Official NFL App on Windows 10, Xbox and NFL Mobile – free to download in the Windows Store

Watch the Super Bowl live with the official NFL app, a free download in the Windows Store on your Windows 10 devices or Xbox. This app gets extra points for it’s cool Next Gen Stats and Next Gen Replays which show player speed and position on the field thanks to data collected through RFID chips in players’ shoulder pads. Check out the season’s replays to add some smarts to your water cooler predictions for the big game this weekend. To get you started, here are some fun facts, brought to you by Next Gen Stats:

  • The Carolina Panthers’ wide receiver Ted Ginn had the overall fastest run play in the NFL this season.
  • Cam Newton was the only NFL quarterback to be in the top ten fastest play multiple times this season, showing the Panthers’ dynamic speed on offense.
  • Not to be outdone, the Broncos have some speedsters of their own in C.J. Anderson who runs plays at an average of 20.64 MPH and Emmanuel Sanders at 18.68 MPH.

Next Gen Stats on the NFL on Windows 10 app

CBS Sports – free to download in the Windows and Xbox Store

Watch Super Bowl 50 LIVE on the CBS Sports app for Windows 10 and Xbox.

Watch Super Bowl 50 LIVE on the CBS Sports app for Windows 10 and Xbox. The CBS Sports app on Windows 10 and Xbox devices will be the only platforms where fans can watch the game with multiple camera angles. Get the app now and then tune in Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM ET to catch every moment of the Big Game!

See who Cortana predicts will win the game

See who Cortana predicts will win the big game
Cortana predicts 17-1 Carolina to win the Big Game with 64% probability. During the regular season, Carolina was the league’s #1 scoring offense and #6 scoring defense, while Denver was the #20 scoring offense and #4 scoring defense. Carolina’s rush offense was #2 vs #17 for Denver, and Denver’s rush defense was #3 while Carolina’s was #4. Both defenses are stout, so our models expect Carolina’s much stronger offense to be the difference, becoming the first 18 win champion in 30 years. All predictions are now found in the official NFL app on Windows 10 and Xbox so if you missed out this season, be sure to check it out next fall.

Not into player stats and data? Try Cortana’s fun NFL trivia games this week

Cortana NFL trivia

Cortana NFL trivia on Windows 10

Test your NFL knowledge of the teams in the NFL with Cortana*. Just ask Cortana ‘guess the team’ and she’ll give you a clue about an NFL team, you guess which one. You can also impress your friends with your deep knowledge of Super Bowl historical facts. Just ask Cortana, ‘give me a Super Bowl fact’ and Cortana will deliver you a random fact.

Celebrate Super Bowl 50 with Microsoft Stores!

Celebrate Super Bowl 50 with Microsoft Stores!

Microsoft stores in North Carolina, Denver and New York City will put gamers’ football skills to the test with Xbox Madden Tournaments on Saturday, Feb. 6 in celebration of Super Bowl 50. Participants will have a chance to win an Xbox One and Madden NFL 16. Fans will also have a chance to meet retired NFL players in Charlotte and the Bay Area in the week leading up to the Big Game, during which they’ll have a chance to get their photo taken with the player and receive autographed photos. Fans everywhere can get in on the fun with $20 off Madden NFL 16 for Xbox One and Xbox 360 at the more than 110 Microsoft stores and at microsoftstore.com. Learn more about special events on the Microsoft Store Facebook page and we hope you can join Microsoft stores as we get ready for Super Bowl 50!

Just a few more days to go until game day!

*Cortana available in select markets

Updated February 1, 2016 10:31 am