Back in February the Denver Broncos 2013 Super Bowl odds were somewhere in the neighborhood of 70:1, depending where you look. After acquiring Peyton Manning on Monday, those odds are shooting all the way up to 7:1 in some cases. The only team with better Super Bowl odds than that? Just the Green Bay Packers, one of the best teams in the league.
This Manning business is not good for the Chiefs. I'm working on a longer post about why I'm concerned about this so for now I just wanted to drop in a few odds and ends on Manning to Denver.
R.J. Bell of Pregame.com passes along various odds in 2012 including Broncos wins (10), over/under passing yards for Manning (4,000) and touchdown passes for Manning (28.5).
The funny thing is that numbers like that would be pretty similar to what Cassel did in 2010 -- 10 wins, 3,100 yards and 27 touchdowns. I think 2010 Cassel is what the Chiefs are hoping we see. In fact, I'm thinking one theme of this Chiefs season will be getting back to what worked well in that 2010 season.