Despite a Texans 41-38 loss in Seattle, DeAndre Hopkins recorded the most receiving yards in a game by any NFL player this season. Hopkins had 8 receptions for 224 yards and a touchdown, which was also the most ever by a player in a road game at Seattle.
"We didn't come out with the victory and that's the ultimate goal to come out with a win but we did some things we can improve on so we got to come out as a team and get it together," Hopkins said.
Hopkins has become a favorite target of rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson. Through seven games, he has already amassed 606 yards and seven touchdowns.
"He's a great player, one of the best receivers in the league," head coach Bill O'Brien said after the game. "He's a great player. You've seen it for a long time, he's got great hands, he's a competitor and we try to get the ball into his hands as much as possible and probably didn't get it into his hands enough but you know, we'll continue to try and do that."
With 4:49 remaining in the fourth quarter, Hopkins scored on a 72-yard catch-and-run play to give the Texans a 38-34 lead.
"He did a good job," Watson said. "He made the plays that were there and a big-time touchdown run, about 80 yards on just a screen pass."
The Pro Bowl wideout has put up impressive numbers in his fifth season and has reached 5,000 career receiving yards and 30 career receiving touchdowns. The only time Hopkins recorded more receiving yards was in Week 13 of the 2014 season vs. Tennessee, when he had 238 receiving yards (11/30/14).
The Texans and Seahawks tangled at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.