Texans Midseason Awards

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Oct 8, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a catch against Indianapolis Colts safety Mike Adams (29) in the second quarter at NRG Stadium. Hopkins was ruled out of the end zone on the play. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports


I’m going to have to go offense. As bad as I wanted to put the obligatory J.J. Watt post here, I feel that DeAndre Hopkins has outshined everyone on this team and will continue to do so. Hopkins is simply on another level right now, and is essentially impossible to cover 1 on 1.

He’s on pace to have one of the best statistical seasons for a wide receiver in NFL history. I don’t believe he’ll end up breaking the record set by Calvin Johnson for receiving yards, but he can get darn close. Through 8 games he has 66 receptions for 870 yards and 6 touchdowns. That’s on pace for a 132 reception, 1,740 yard and 12 touchdown season. That would put him 2nd in NFL history in receptions for a single season, and 5th for total receiving yards in a single season. That’s impressive for a 3rd year player, and that seals his status as midseason MVP.

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