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DeAndre Hopkins makes eye-popping TD grab

As he's done so many times throughout his career, DeAndre Hopkins made a miraculous catch.

In the fourth quarter of Sunday's contest against Pittsburgh, the Pro Bowl wide receiver caught a 3-yard pass for a touchdown. But it was so much more than that.

On the left side of the end zone, Hopkins corralled a T.J. Yates floater with his right hand, tipping it to his left hand, wrapping his body around, and managing to get both feet in bounds while being covered by cornerback Joe Haden.

But in the opinion of Hopkins, it wasn't one of his better catches.

"Nah," Hopkins said. "I was supposed to catch that with my right hand, honestly."

It was Hopkins' 13th touchdown catch of the season, which is a Texans franchise mark. It's also the most in the NFL this season.

"It was incredible," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "Great catch. He did an unbelievable job. He tipped it to himself and did a great job."

The scoring grab was the capper to a 7-play drive that went 75 yards and lasted 4:18. Earlier in the possession, Hopkins caught a pass and took it 38 yards to get the Texans into Steelers territory. Pittsburgh was up 27-0 prior to the Hopkins' score, and the ensuing 2-point try failed.

The Texans trailed the Steelers 27-6 with 12:36 left in regulation.

Hopkins finished the day with four catches for 65 yards. He now has 96 grabs for 1,378 yards in 2017.

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