DeAndre Hopkins once again proved why he’s built different. In a Thursday Night Football 42-23 win at home against the Miami Dolphins, Hopkins hauled in six catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns. The two-time Pro Bowler would have eclipsed the 100-yard mark (for the fourth time this season) if it weren’t for a questionable call that negated one of the better catches you’ll ever see.
Midway through the third quarter, quarterback Deshaun Watson threw a strike to Watson down the left sideline. While closely shadowed by Dolphins cornerback Xaiven Howard, Hopkins made a wild circus catch that belongs in a museum.
The refs flagged Hopkins for offensive pass interference and the miraculous play was erased, much to Hopkins’ disappointment:
“I replayed it a whole bunch of times to see if I pushed off,” Hopkins said. “I’m an honest judge. It was hand battling. The guy had two hands, he was off balance. So, I think that somebody owes me an apology. I don’t know who it is, but somebody owes me an apology.”
Here are some sage reactions to arguably the best catch you’ll see all year because just because it didn’t count, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.
This is the truth.