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DeAndre Hopkins talks Jaguars, season goals

On Sunday, DeAndre Hopkins will line up against a new face, Jaguars rookie Jalen Ramsey.

Selected in the first round (fifth overall), Ramsey has started all eight games at cornerback and could be shadowing Hopkins on Sunday.

If so, Hopkins enjoys the challenge of a one-on-one matchup in the NFL.

"I love that," Hopkins said in a conference call with Jacksonville media. "That means that guy thinks he can do a better job and help his team win than I can. So I take that personal honestly when a guy follows me around, but I love it."

Sunday will mark DeAndre Hopkins' fourth trip to Jacksonville and seventh matchup against the Jaguars. In his fourth season, Hopkins has 40 catches for a team-high 434 yards receiving and three touchdowns through the first eight games. He is focused on improving his skillset during the second half of the season.

"Just being a complete player," Hopkins said, "Not being one-dimensional, not just being known as a guy who lines up on the outside and only catches jump balls, but moving around and just being an expert at all parts of this offense, not just the outside position."

In his six career games against Jacksonville, Hopkins has 27 receptions for 375 yards and two touchdowns. The last time the Texans played at EverBank Field on Oct. 18, 2015, Hopkins led the team with 10 catches for 148 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns. 

The (5-3) Texans travel to Jacksonville to face the (2-6) Jaguars on Sunday. Kickoff is set for noon CT from EverBank Field. 

Check out the best photos from Wednesday's practice as the Texans got back to work after the bye week.

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