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3 reasons why the Texans' offense is worse than you think

The Texans had a great opportunity to claim sole possession of first place in the AFC South with a win against the Cam Newton-less Panthers on Sunday.

Things did not go as planned and the offense was unable to score more than ten points against Carolina, which cost the Texans the game.

ESPN 97.5's Charlie Pallilo shares his takeaways from the Houston's loss to the Panthers in Week 4.

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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