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DeAndre Hopkins scores late TD, reflects on career milestone

DeAndre Hopkins passed the 7,000 yard mark in career receiving yards on Sunday, becoming the second-youngest player to do so in NFL history.

But the Texans No. 1 wideout admitted he can only enjoy his milestones when it translates to winning game.

“I didn’t know that,” Hopkins said after the game “Thank you for telling me, but if that correlates to us winning football games, then I’m happy about it."

The Texans snapped their nine-game win streak where it started - against the Indianapolis Colts. Hopkins caught four passes for 36 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown that brought the Texans to within a field goal of their AFC South rival. With 2:39 remaining in the game, Hopkins caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson for the final score of the 24-21 loss.

“I kind of came off the ball lackadaisical, sped up,” Hopkins said. “I saw the safety wasn’t paying attention to me so I kind of sat in a hole and hoped Deshaun found me and he did.”

Hopkins reached the 7,000-yard milestone second only to Larry Fitzgerald, who was just three months younger when he did so.

“That’s my idol, man,” Hopkins said of the Arizona Cardinals All-Pro wideout. “That’s a big accomplishment. I’m going to have to call my mom and tell her about that one. That’s just testimony to the coaches here trusting in me, trying to get me the ball to help this team win.”

Hopkins currently has 84 receptions for 1,151 yards and nine touchdowns through 13 games this season.

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