Post-NFL Draft Super Bowl Odds Are Far Too Kind to the Houston Texans

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So what are the odds of a Texans Super Bowl berth?
For NFL Draft enthusiasts and for those of us who make our living discussing the NFL, it feels a little strange to be dissecting the draft fallout in mid-May.

This year, as has been mentioned here a handful of times, the draft was pushed back by two weeks, which left a lot more time for the league and SportsCenter (and admittedly, shows like mine) to numb your minds with draft story lines. For those of you who want the draft moved back to late April (and I am one of you), I wouldn't count on it anytime soon.

According to the ratings data from over the weekend, 45.7 million people took in at least part of the three day draft on ESPN and/or the NFL Network, breaking the previous record of 45.4 million in 2010 (the Tebow Draft, if that helps you).

I don't know how much cause-and-effect there is between the extra two weeks of build-up and the explosive ratings -- probably more of a Manziel Effect than anything -- but the NFL is probably inclined to say, "Ain't broke, don't fix." Just a hunch.

As for my other hunches, thankfully we have revised post-draft odds and prop bets! Let's take a look! (My observations preceded by "SP:")

Odds to win the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX
Seattle Seahawks 6/1
Denver Broncos 7/1
New England Patriots 15/2
San Francisco 49ers 15/2
Green Bay Packers 12/1
Chicago Bears 20/1
Indianapolis Colts 20/1
New Orleans Saints 20/1
Philadelphia Eagles 22/1
Carolina Panthers 28/1
Kansas City Chiefs 33/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 33/1
Arizona Cardinals 40/1
Atlanta Falcons 40/1
Baltimore Ravens 40/1
Cincinnati Bengals 40/1
Dallas Cowboys 40/1
Houston Texans 40/1
New York Giants 40/1
San Diego Chargers 40/1
Cleveland Browns 50/1
Detroit Lions 50/1
Miami Dolphins 50/1
Minnesota Vikings 50/1
St. Louis Rams 50/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 50/1
Washington Redskins 50/1
New York Jets 66/1
Buffalo Bills 75/1
Tennessee Titans 75/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 100/1
Oakland Raiders 100/1




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2 comments
pro_NFL_scout
pro_NFL_scout

please, for the love of god – leave Houston and take all of your Manziel fan boys with you. fat ass bitch

Sam Symonds
Sam Symonds

You're still the worst at this, like last season. Just a fair weather fan who has a small platform.

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