WATCH: DeAndre Hopkins with suplex tackle after interception
|Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 9:15 AM- -|
The Houston Texas (0-1) fell to the New Orleans Saints (1-0) 30-28 on a last-second 58-yard field goal on Monday Night Football.
Hopkins had a suplex-style tackle after an interception on a poorly thrown pass by Watson. Hopkins got a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty after the tackle with the teams having a short skirmish after the impressive takedown.
"I didn't know I can't tackle like that," Hopkins said to the media following the game. "The ref said you can't tackle like that. I guess I'll play touch next time, tag. I guess just wrap them up and hope that his teammate doesn't come over and knock you out."
Marcus Williams picks off Deshaun Watson. Deandre Hopkins comes in with a body slam tackle. Went full WWE.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 10, 2019
(Hopkins was called for unnecessary roughness.)pic.twitter.com/8TogjpSJwR
"... the ref said 'You can't tackle like that.' So I guess I'll play touch [football] next time. Tag."— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 10, 2019
—DeAndre Hopkins on his unnecessary roughness penalty against Marcus Williams pic.twitter.com/mjHB48qEgf
DeAndre Hopkins making the tackle pic.twitter.com/8kF0tuE0R1— MyBookie Sportsbook (@betmybookie) September 10, 2019