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Texans Odds to Win Super Bowl Don't Budge Following Laremy Tunsil Trade

Zach Brunner
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The Houston Texans had an active Saturday, being involved in multiple trades that significantly changed the look of their team. The most notable addition Houston made was acquiring left tackle Laremy Tunsil from the Miami Dolphins, addressing an area of need for the Texans.

Despite fortifying their offensive line on Deshaun Watson's blindside, the Texans' odds to win the Super Bowl remain at +3000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The offensive line was a glaring weakness for the Texans in 2018, allowing Watson to get sacked a league-high 62 times, while also ranking 27th as a run blocking unit, based on adjusted line yards, per Football Outsiders.

The trade with the Dolphins brings Tunsil, a talented fourth-year tackle, to protect Watson's blindside hopefully for years to come. Miami also sent over wide receiver Kenny Stills, giving Watson another receiving threat that is capable of stretching the defense.

Despite this improvement to their offense, their odds to win the Super Bowl remain unchanged. On paper, the Texans are probably better than they were last season, and Houston has a much more open path to winning the AFC South with Andrew Luck out of the way.

However, it appears that the recent additions were not enough to improve the team's Super Bowl chances, at least according to the odds.


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