Texans morning huddle: Hopkins on a tear


The Houston Texans are making their fans happy this week. Quarterback Brian Hoyer played at an amazing level on Sunday as they got the win against the Jags. Receiver DeAndre Hopkins is putting together one of the best season’s ever by a receiver and then they even brought back fan favorite Charles James II who was waived by Baltimore.

With so much good stuff happening this week, there is only one logical thing to do. Get more Texans news, and here is what you need to know to keep up:

Texans see growth and greatness in receiver DeAndre Hopkins – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"Hopkins is more than his ability to catch what seems uncatchable, often over what seems like excellent coverage. Those catches grab attention, but aren’t the only reason Hopkins is the league’s leading receiver with 726 yards. He’s second in receptions with 52. According to Elias Sports Bureau, this is the sixth most yards receiving of any receiver in NFL history over the first six games of the season."

Texans announce unofficial depth chart for Miami game – HoustonTexans.com

"The Texans have never lost to the Dolphins, as they hold a 7-0 record in the all-time series, including a 3-0 mark on the road. In Week 6 against Jacksonville (10/18), Houston recorded its fifth game in franchise history with at least three interceptions and 3.0 sacks. S Andre Hal led the way as he became the second player in team history with two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, in a single game. OLB Whitney Mercilus led the team with his sixth career multiple-sack game."

Texans vs. Dolphins: 10 things to watch – by Dale Robertson, Houston Chronicle

"1. The Texans reminded themselves how important forcing turnovers and not committing them can be to the outcome of a football game with three interceptions of Blake Bortles’ passes in their 31-20 win over Jacksonville. That’s one more takeaway than they’d managed in five previous games. The Dolphins similarly scripted their success in a 38-10 rout of Tennessee, forcing four turnovers. One of them was a pick-six by safety Reshad Jones."

J.J. Watt’s last name means a lot to him thanks to his grandfather’s legacy – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"Fans had been carrying signs that said “J.J. Swatt” on it, a nod to the frequency with which Watt batted quarterbacks’ passes. A reporter asked Watt about that. Watt didn’t smile. Instead, he said that his name means a lot to him, and that he’s not crazy about people altering it in any way."