WATCH: DeAndre Hopkins makes incredible TD catch
Houston Texans and former Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins continued to state his case as the best receiver in the NFL with an incredible go-ahead score for the Texans in a 29-22 win over the New York Jets on Saturday.
Former Clemson QB Deshaun Watson tossed to the well-covered Hopkins and Hopkins did the rest to come down with the score:
DeAndre Hopkins' 14-yard game-winning TD catch for the @HoustonTexans had just a 29.5% Completion Probability:— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) December 16, 2018
Target Separation: 0.5 yards
Sideline Separation: 1.7 yards#HOUvsNYJ #Texans pic.twitter.com/iyGan61e5M
Hopkins did come up limping after the catch and was helped to the bench but reentered the game on the next series. Up to the catch, Hopkins hauled in 10 receptions in 11 targets for 170 yards and two scores.
Watson continued the longest streak of games with a TD pass in Texans history with the first Hopkins connection, a 19th game in a row. It was 17th TD between the Clemson pair that became 18 later in 21 games together.
Watson eclipsed the 5,000 career passing yard mark, becoming the first NFL QB to throw for 5,000-plus yards and 40 TDs and rush for at least 700 yards in a player's first 21 games. He finished the night 22-of-28 passing for 294 yards with the two scores.
#Texans WR @DeAndreHopkins has recorded the most receiving touchdowns (24) in the NFL since the beginning of the 2017 season and has scored 18 touchdowns in 21 games with #Texans QB @deshaunwatson #HOUvsNYJ pic.twitter.com/GDNIEj4bGQ— Texans PR (@TexansPR) December 16, 2018
#Texans QB @DeshaunWatson has thrown at least one TD pass in 19 consecutive games, which is the longest streak in team history and is currently the third-longest streak in the NFL.— Texans PR (@TexansPR) December 15, 2018
Watson and WR @DeAndreHopkins have connected for 17 touchdowns in 21 games together #HOUvsNYJ pic.twitter.com/9pFOzOhrNL
With a first half touchdown vs. the N.Y. Jets, #Texans WR @DeAndreHopkins has recorded at least one touchdown reception in 19 games since the beginning of the 2017 season, which is the most in the NFL over that span #HOUvsNYJ pic.twitter.com/5inwpoj2sh— Texans PR (@TexansPR) December 15, 2018
With five receptions for 108 yards and one TD in the first half vs. the N.Y. Jets, #Texans WR @DeAndreHopkins joined Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown as the only WRs in the NFL to record at least 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns in three separate seasons since 2013 #HOUvsNYJ pic.twitter.com/gUxnOUd5J5— Texans PR (@TexansPR) December 15, 2018
#Texans WR @DeAndreHopkins became the second-youngest player to reach 500 career receptions in NFL history (26 years, six months, nine days), trailing only Larry Fitzgerald (26 years, two months, 29 days) #HOUvsNYJ pic.twitter.com/5Xd70K5GcG— Texans PR (@TexansPR) December 15, 2018
#Texans QB @DeshaunWatson has now eclipsed 5,000 career passing yards and became the first quarterback to throw for at least 5,000 yards and 40 touchdowns and rush for at least 700 yards in a player’s first 21 career games in NFL history #HOUvsNYJ pic.twitter.com/XRotg5I6tx— Texans PR (@TexansPR) December 15, 2018
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