Texans’ odds of winning AFC aren’t bad at all

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So they’re saying the Houston Texans have a chance?

Even though the Houston Texans were unable to land former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo as well as solidify their offensive line by adding a right tackle in free agency or high in this year’s NFL Draft, their odds of winning the AFC are not bad at all.

Bovada has released their latest odds and the Texans come in tied for fourth with 9/1 odds of winning the AFC conference and playing in the Super Bowl this coming season.

From ESPN‘s Sarah Barshop:

"According to Bovada, the Texans are tied for the fourth-best odds to win the AFC. Along with the Broncos, they’re 9/1 to reach the Super Bowl. The defending champion Patriots are favorites in the AFC at 2/1."

The only three teams with better odds than the Texans are the Oakland Raiders (7/1), Pittsburgh Steelers (7/1) and New England Patriots (2/1).

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If the Texans did sign Romo I can’t imagine their odds would be less than 7/1 and possibly around 4/1.

While having a franchise quarterback helps, the Broncos proved in 2015 that as long as a team can get average quarterback play that doesn’t lead to turnovers, winning a Super Bowl with a great defense can be done.

All the Texans need is for quarterback Tom Savage to take care of the football.