DeAndre Hopkins scores, cracks 100-yd mark at Tennessee

DeAndre Hopkins got the Texans' scoring started late in the first half, and wound up with another 100-yard receiving performance.

But he and the Texans fell at Tennessee, 20-17, dropping their record to 0-2 in 2018. Despite the setback, Hopkins remained positive in the aftermath.

"Not very frustrated, because we have a lot of football left to play," Hopkins said. "We've got to correct mistakes from today, and move forward."

On the afternoon, Hopkins caught six passes for 110 yards and a score.

With the Texans trailing 14-0, Deshaun Watson scrambled on a 3rd-and-6 at the Titans 28-yard line, and fired a strike over the middle to Hopkins. He got in for the score and the Ka'imi Fairbairn extra point pulled the Texans to within 14-7 at the 0:58 mark of the second quarter.

Hopkins pointed to Watson's ability to extend the play as a main reason for the score.

"Just making a play, by Deshaun," Hopkins said. "Buying time to make a play."

It was the sixth play of the drive, which went 53 yards and lasted 2:30.

On the possession, Watson found tight end Jordan Akins for an 8-yard completion, receiver Bruce Ellington for a 5-yarder, while Hopkins caught a 23-yarder in addition to his touchdown reception. Watson ran for four yards as well.

The Texans defense held the Titans on the ensuing series, and the teams went into the locker room for the intermission.

In the first half, Watson completed 10-of-14 passes for 120 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.

The Houston Texans are prepped and ready to take on the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium.

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