Houston Texans: 5 Bold predictions for AFC Wild Card game vs. Colts
4. DeAndre Hopkins will have 200 yards receiving
This regular season DeAndre Hopkins had 115 receptions with no drops. Hopkins should be considered the best wide receiver in all of the NFL will have his best game of the season on Saturday as this is his time to shine, and show to the football world that he is by far the top wide receiver in the game.
Hopkins will mostly be defended by Kenny Moore II and this season the Colts’ top defensive back has three interceptions, and is coming off a a game against the Tennessee Titans where he had two passes defensed.
Even as solid as the Colts defense has played as of late, Hopkins has had two completely different type of games against Indianapolis this season. In their first meeting in late September, Hopkins had 10 receptions for 169 yards and one touchdown in a 37-34 overtime win. When the Texans lost 24-21 to the Colts in Week 14, Hopkins had just four receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown.
It will be interesting to see just how the Colts try to defend Hopkins in this game. As important as this game is, and if Keke Coutee is able to be on the field for this game, that will make a huge difference in keeping pressure off Hopkins in this game. If that occurs — where Hopkins has help from getting some of the strong coverage off him — the veteran wide receiver will have a 200-yard day receiving.