Matt Schaub's Revenge Tops Super Bowl Odds and Other AFC South Must-Reads

Nate DunlevyGuest ColumnistNovember 7, 2012

Will Schaub finally have his revenge?!? I doubt he's looking for it.
Will Schaub finally have his revenge?!? I doubt he's looking for it.Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

Playoff odds in November don't mean much, but they are a lot of fun.

Today's article of the day comes from the updated playoff odds from the Football Outsiders.

The top three favorites to win the Super Bowl are all in the AFC. New England, Denver and Houston top the odds list.

Even though the NFC teams are statistically of a higher quality, the odds for any single team navigating the playoff field are lower. The AFC is shallow, giving the top three a good shot of making the Super Bowl.

The Texans have the best shot of making the Super Bowl thanks to a better than 50/50 odds they win the top seed in the AFC.

However, on a neutral field, the odds like Denver or New England's chances against elite NFC teams than they do the Texans.

Among the "oddity" Super Bowl matchups, the one with the highest potential of occurring is the "Matt Schaub Revenge Bowl." This would pit the Atlanta Falcons against Houston.

The Falcons originally dealt Schaub away, as they had Michael Vick at the time.

Of course, the best revenge, as they say, is living well, and Schaub has had a nice career in his new city.

The Texans currently have a 29.1 percent chance of playing in the Super Bowl, tops in the NFL, so I doubt he's still losing sleep over the trade.


General Interest

Here are the Bleacher Report lead writers' staff picks for Week 10.

Vince Verhi of the Football Outsiders posts Quick Reads. Lots of Andrew Luck this week.

Aaron Schatz of the Football Outsiders has the Week 9 DVOA ratings.

Scott Kacsmar of Cold Hard Football Facts posts his weekly Captain Comeback column.

Chase Stuart of Football Perspective looks at how quarterbacks are faring on third down.


Houston Texans

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says Brandon Marshall is a "known menace" to defenses.

Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle reports Danieal Manning is taking his return to Chicago in stride.

Stephanie Stradley of the Houston Chronicle posts tips for Texans fans heading to Chicago for the game.


Indianapolis Colts

Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth reviews the play of Luck.

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star says several Colts players shaved their heads to support Chuck Pagano.

Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star writes that Vick Ballard has more responsibility now.


Tennessee Titans

D. Reese of Music City Miracles says the promised culture change never took place for the Titans.

David Climer of the Tennessean believes Bud Adams needs to look in the mirror.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports Jake Locker may play against the Miami Dolphins.

Wyatt writes that when Adams rants, the Titans react.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country does film work on the Jaguars' loss.

Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union says the Jaguars and Colts are headed in opposite directions.

Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union posts a notebook.