DeAndre Hopkins caught a touchdown...and tied himself.
With 3:20 remaining in the first quarter, Hopkins pulled in a 16-yard bullet from quarterback Deshaun Watson, and the Ka'imi Fairbairn extra point gave the Texans a 10-0 advantage. Houston would win, 23-21, at FedExField, and Hopkins tied his own franchise record for most consecutive games with a scoring grab, as it was the fifth straight contest in which he's caught a touchdown.
"Deshaun put the ball on the money," Hopkins said. "We knew the play would work. Demaryius or myself was going to be open, based on some things we'd seen on film."
For Watson and Hopkins, it's their 15th touchdown connection. They've played 17 games together. Hopkins finished with five catches for 56 yards on the day, and it was Hopkins' eighth touchdown catch of the day.
"I just kind of fired it in there," Watson said. "'Hop did a great job. Made a great play catching the ball."
According to the Houston Texans media relations department, Hopkins also extended his streak to 19 consecutive games with at least 50 receiving yards. That's the longest active streak in the NFL, the longest streak in franchise history and he passed Jerry Rice and Warren Wells (18) for the fourth-longest streak in NFL history.
Hopkins began the drive with a catch for 16 yards. Lamar Miller followed on the next play with a run for 15 yards. Watson found Hopkins for a 7-yard pickup, then Miller ran again for a gain of two yards. Alfred Blue's 8-yarder got the Texans in position for the 16-yard scoring strike.
Hopkins had three catches for 39 yards at that point, while Watson had completed 7-of-8 passes for 98 yards.
Prepped and ready to go. The Texans are minutes away from taking on Washington at FedEx Field.