DeAndre Hopkins passed yet another career milestone with his performance in Week 8.
At 27 years, 4 months, 22 days old, Hopkins became the third-youngest player, behind Randy Moss and Larry Fitzgerald, to reach 8,000 receiving yards on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Hopkins needed 55 receiving yards to reach the career milestone and did so with his sixth catch of the game in the third quarter.
"That means a lot," Hopkins said. "Those two guys that are in front of me, they're going down with yellow jackets. And I'm in Year Seven, but I'm 27 and I look up to those two guys right there. They're two of the greatest at my position."
The two-time First-Team All-Pro caught 11 passes for 109 yards receiving in the Texans 27-24 win over Oakland. Hopkins now has back-to-back games with 100-yard performances and has caught at least nine passes for a third consecutive week. Despite getting double- and sometimes triple-teamed, Hopkins believes he is playing the best football of his career alongside Deshaun Watson.
"I feel like me being on the same page with Deshaun, I feel like we've been clicking," Hopkins said. "I feel like not just that, but just everybody in the offense, all the skill positions."
Through eight games this season, Hopkins is averaging 10.4 yards per catch. He has 53 catches for 551 receiving yards and three touchdowns this season.
Houston Texans take on the Oakland Raiders at NRG Stadium for the eighth game of the 2019 NFL season.