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3 reasons the Texans are a bigger threat to the Patriots than you think

The Texans are looking good as they head to Indianapolis this Sunday to try to continue their winning ways against the Colts.

With the Chargers, Chiefs, and Ravens not quite living up to expectations, a win against the Colts would make the Texans the biggest threat to the Patriots.

ESPN 97.5's Joel Blank discusses where the Texans rank in the AFC, and why the Texans are the team the Patriots should worry about the most in the conference. Point Blank is presented by Fitz Roofing.

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This is a rough week for Astros fans. Photo by Getty Images. Composite image by Brandon Strange

On Tuesday night former Astros center fielder George Springer agreed to a 6-year $150 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays according to MLB Network's, Jon Heyman. Now we have reports that Michael Brantley will sign a 3-year deal with the Blue Jays and join Springer in Toronto.

This is a crushing blow for the Astros to lose both Brantley and Springer to Toronto. Former Astros right fielder Josh Reddick is also a free agent that won't be returning to Houston, which puts the Astros in a position where they only have one starter locked-in to play the outfield in 2021, that being Kyle Tucker. Just last year the Astros lost one of the best pitchers in baseball, when Gerrit Cole broke the bank signing a 9-year $324 million contract with the Yankees. Add that to Springer and Brantley leaving for Toronto and you have an Astros team losing three of their best players in short order. In Brantley's two seasons with Houston he hit over .300 with 27 bombs and 112 RBI.

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