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Now the Texans find themselves fighting for something bigger than the playoffs

The soap opera that has been the Texans 2020 season took another twist on Thanksgiving when Houston won its 2nd consecutive game of the season with a blowout win over the Detroit Lions. The Texans have less than a puncher's chance at sneaking into the playoffs, but, as Charlie Pallilo explores in the above video, there would seem to be a lot more on the line than just the playoffs.

Editors note: This video was recorded prior to the Will Fuller suspension news.

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The Braves blew the game open against Hader on Monday night. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images.

When the Astros signed Josh Hader to anchor the back of the bullpen with Ryan Pressly and Bryan Abreu, we thought the club might have the best 'pen in MLB.

But at this early stage in the season, nobody is confusing these guys with Octavio Dotel, Brad Lidge, and Billy Wager.

Heading into the ninth inning on Monday night, the Astros handed the ball to Hader trailing the Braves 2-1. Instead of keeping the game close and giving the Astros' offense one more chance, the Braves teed off on the closer putting the game out of reach and ultimately winning 6-1.

Hader has one save on the season with an ERA over nine. Which has us wondering, do the Astros have a Hader problem?

Don't miss the video above as ESPN Houston's John Granato and Lance Zierlein weigh in!

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