Expect to be reminded of The Trade plenty this NFL season. Especially when DeAndre Hopkins plays like he did Sunday.
Hopkins’ big run and catch to the 1-yard line set up Kenyan Drake’s go-ahead touchdown with 5:03 left. It was the highlight of a huge game from Hopkins. He had a career-high 14 catches for 151 yards. The Texans could use a guy like that.
Hopkins, who got a massive two-year, $54.5 million deal just before the season started, could be the NFL’s best receiver. He made a good case on Sunday. Kyler Murray, who had a big day running the ball as well as throwing it, had an instant connection with Hopkins.
The Cardinals’ defense held at the end, as Jimmy Garoppolo came up short on his final drive. The Cardinals start 1-0 with a win over the favorite in the NFC West, with Hopkins looking like he was worth every bit Arizona gave up to get him.
Everyone knew it would be a lopsided trade, but it might be even more one-sided than we imagined.
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