On Christmas night, with nobody really watching — the Texans found themselves down 27-0 to the Steelers. On a meaningless drive, Yates found DeAndre Hopkins mugged in the endzone corner —
From the angle shown live, it looks like Hopkins wasn’t able to get both his feet in for what was an amazing catch but then we saw the replay..
He gains possession and then still manages to toe-tap while the defender is interfering with him. Doesn’t even look real. Unreal play and I think this has the potential to beat out the OBJ catch. The only issue, which has been the issue with Hopkins most of his career is that it was a meaningless TD in the 4th quarter of a game that was already decided. Hopkins is easily one of the best WR in the NFL but he’s caught passes from 10 QBs in 3 years which pretty much explains his circumstances. Obviously — things look brighter on the horizon with Watson coming back but he managed to snag this TD for TJ Yates who did not deserve at all.
Catch of the year easy and we’ll wait for the recency bias to leave before we deem this better than OBJ’s.