The Houston Texans saw one of Andre Johnson’s team records fall on Saturday as DeAndre Hopkins took over the top spot in playoff receptions.
Drafting wide receivers seems to be something the Houston Texans have hit the lottery on a couple occasions in franchise history, and on Saturday during the 22-19 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills, the Texans saw DeAndre Hopkins gain a playoff record.
The franchise record DeAndre Hopkins achieved was most receptions in the playoffs with Hopkins now having 28 receptions in five career playoff games, surpassing Andre Johnson and his previous record of 25 career playoff receptions in four games.
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On Saturday, Hopkins didn’t have a single reception in the first half, but in the second half he totaled six receptions for 90 yards. Hopkins was targeted eight times in the playoff win.
For his five-game playoff career, Hopkins now has 28 receptions (47 targets) for 328 yards with one touchdown.
In his playoff career Hopkins is averaging 11.7 yards per reception and 65.6 yards per game receiving, catching 59.6-percent of passes that have went his direction in the playoffs.
Saturday’s performance was the best playoff performance of Hopkins’ career as it was also the first time he caught for 70-or-more yards in a playoff game.
Listed below are all five playoff performances by Hopkins:
• Jan. 9, 2016 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: six receptions (11 targets) for 69 yards.
• Jan. 7, 2017 vs. Oakland Raiders: five receptions (nine targets) for 67 yards and one touchdown.
• Jan. 14, 2017 vs. New England Patriots: six receptions (nine targets) for 65 yards.
• Jan. 5, 2019 vs. Indianapolis Colts: five receptions (10 targets) for 37 yards.
• Jan. 4, 2020 vs. Tennessee Titans: six receptions (eight targets) for 90 yards (two-point conversion catch).
Johnson played in four playoff games with the Texans where he totaled 25 receptions (41 targets) for 358 yards and one touchdown. Johnson averaged 14.32 yards per reception in the playoffs, and his lone playoff touchdown was against the Cincinnati Bengals on Jan. 7, 2012.
Hopkins keeps making his mark on the Texans history book, and he has a chance to add to that again on Sunday, Jan. 12 when the Texans play in the Divisional Round of the playoffs against the Chiefs.