Houston Texans: DeAndre Hopkins ties Andre Johnson for single-season reception mark
DeAndre Hopkins joined a fellow elite wide receiver Andre Johnson on Sunday in the history books of the Houston Texans.
DeAndre Hopkins is in many of opinion the best wide receiver in all of the NFL, and on Sunday he proved why, yet again, he is at the top of the wide receivers list in the entire league.
Hopkins with Deshaun Watson throwing him passes under pressure, finished with 12 receptions on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, tying him all-time with another Texans legend, Andre Johnson. Those receptions on Sunday tied Hopkins with Johnson with 115 receptions for the season, tying the single-season Texans record.
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Johnson gained his 115 receptions in 2008, where he totaled 1,575 yards wth eight touchdowns. That was the first of his two consecutive years where he caught for over 1,500 yards in a season. Johnson finished his career with five seasons of at least 100 receptions in a season as well.
Hopkins wraps up the 2018 regular season 115 receptions for 1,572 yards and 11 touchdowns in 16 games played. Hopkins also wraps up the regular season for the AFC South champion Texans with three straight games of over 100 yards receiving.
In the past three games Hopkins had had the following numbers:
• 10 receptions (11 targets) for 170 yards and two touchdowns (at New York Jets)
• 9 receptions (12 targets) for 104 yards, no touchdowns (at Philadelphia Eagles)
• 12 receptions (16 targets) for 147 yards and no touchdowns (vs. Jacksonville Jaguars)
The regular season for Hopkins has been a joy to watch. Just think about it, Hopkins has achieved these numbers when his quarterback has been sacked 62 times, while also under heavy pressure each game and nearly every snap. Hopkins has also achieved the 115 receptions while gaining the best coverage from the opponent each and every game he plays in.
The Texans should be very thankful to have Hopkins on their side of the offense. It is now time to keep praising the regular season Hopkins has achieved this year, but it is also time to look forward to see what he can achieve in the playoffs starting next weekend.