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2012 Super Bowl Odds: Are The Texans A Good Play?

The post-draft Super Bowl odds are out (assuming it will be played) and Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post has recognized...your Houston Texans (?!) as a solid value bet. The Texans are 35:1 to win the Super Bowl right now.

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The Texans were one of just seven teams to see their lines go up after the draft. Houston was just 30:1 prior to the draft, but without the aid of free agency they've only been able to solve their defensive problems with rookie patches. Buffalo took the biggest hit, going from 80:1 to 130:1 odds.

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One of the symptoms that may have helped push the Texans down is sleeper fatigue. Houston has been touted as a sleeper playoff team for three or four years now, and analysts are tired of taking them seriously. If Wade Phillips can change the defensive culture, it isn't a total stretch to see the Texans in the playoffs this year. But experts may be so sick of picking that to happen that they just bury the Texans under some ad hominem analysis and let them go.

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Perhaps that will be good for the Texans?

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