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O'Brien: DeAndre Hopkins is 'a force in this league'

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DeAndre Hopkins' weekly display of acrobatic excitement traveled to Jacksonville on Sunday, where the wideout wowed and drove the Houston Texans to a 31-20 victory over the Jaguars.

Hopkins earned 10 receptions for 148 yards and two touchdowns. The receiver went third-person humble after the game.

"It wasn't just the DeAndre Hopkins show," Hopkins said, via the Houston Chronicle. "This was the Houston Texans' show."

Sure, DeAndre, you are spreading the love. Fine. But I don't watch a De Niro flick waiting for the Joe Pesci lines.

Let's take some time to appreciate the ridiculousness Hopkins displayed:

Any list of top-10 wide receivers that doesn't include Hopkins is terribly off the mark.

Hopkins leads NFL with 89 targets this season (most by any player through the first six games since 1991, as far as STATS can track). He has 11-plus targets in each game this season, which puts him on pace for 237 targets this season.

The 23-year-old receiver has four-straight games with 100-plus receiving yards and became the first player in NFL history to record nine-plus receptions for 145-plus yards in three consecutive contests.

"He's a force in this league," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said of Hopkins. "Anytime you have a guy like that on the perimeter, who can make plays like that, and you have the confidence that no matter what kind of coverage there is, you can throw it up there to him and he's going to make a play. He's a great competitor."

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