Let's preface this by saying that Las Vegas was wrong on the Super Bowl, having the Broncos as favorites to win the game. That meant a lot of people lost money they might not have if they considered Peyton Manning's playoff history.
He's one of the winningest quarterbacks in NFL history, but has the largest drop (.218 percent) from regular season winning percentage to postseason winning percentage of any quarterback in NFL history, according to ESPN Stats and Info.
Despite their 43-8 thrashing last night, Vegas odds still had the Broncos tied at the top of NFL odds to win next year's Super Bowl at 5-1. The Seahawks odds are also 5-1 and the 49ers are next at 6-1.
Though the Texans had the worst record in the NFL last season, Vegas appears hopeful about Houston's future. As of last night, the Texans had 30-1 odds to win the Super Bowl. Ten teams have better odds and eight other teams share the same odds as the Texans. Those eight are the Chiefs, Eagles, Bears, Cardinals, Steelers, Ravens, Chargers and Cowboys.
That jives with how Texans owner Bob McNair feels about his team's future. He's made it clear repeatedly that he isn't expecting a long rebuilding process. Rather, he expects things to change quickly, perhaps even so quickly the Texans fulfill last seasons lofty expectations this year.