It's clear this is a brand new version of the Houston Texans and there are reasons to be excited through Week 6 of the NFL season.
After beating the New Orleans Saints by a final score of 20-13, the Texans' Super Bowl odds have taken a significant jump in the right direction.
Let's not kid ourselves, it's still a longshot bet, but things are certainly moving in a positive direction.
Houston Texans Super Bowl odds
As a result of the win against the Saints, the Texans' odds to win the Super Bowl have moved from +17000 to +11000. If you convert those odds to implied probably, their chance to win the Super Bowl has moved from 0.58% to 0.9%.
Once again, it's still a longshot of happening, but every win they have moving forward will move them closer to being real contenders. If you bet on them now, a $100 bet would win you a profit of $11,000 if they're able to achieve the feat.
Houston Texans Playoff Odds
If you want to look at a more realistic goal for this season, the Texans odds to make the NFL playoffs this season have also made a significant shift.
At +172, the Texans have been given an implied probability of 36.76% of making the postseason. A $100 bet on them to make the playoffs would win you a profit of $172 if they're able to do it.
If the regular season ended today, the Texans would be the No. 9 team in the AFC, two spots out of the playoffs. The 3-2 Steelers and 3-2 Browns have one fewer loss than the Texans, currently putting the infront of Houston.
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Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
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