According to at least one bookmaker, the Houston Texans are just as likely to win the 2013 Super Bowl as the Baltimore Ravens are. But that’s not exactly an endorsement.
The sports betting site Bovada installed the Houston Texans and Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens as equally likely to win the Super Bowl next season, but that was below five other teams.
Bovada has both the Ravens and Texans at 14 to 1 odds to win the Super Bowl in 2013, which is at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. That puts both teams behind the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers (both 7 to 1), as well as the New England Patriots (15 to 2), Green Bay Packers (10 to 1) and Seattle Seahawks (12 to 1). The Dallas Cowboys came in at 25 to 1.
Houston, which blew out the Ravens in the regular season, won the AFC South this season, and lost in the Divisional Round of the playoffs to the Patriots, who lost to Baltimore in the AFC championship game.