DeAndre Hopkins makes nifty touchdown catch vs. Bengals (Video)

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DeAndre Hopkins came up with an amazing grab to put Houston ahead of Cincinnati

The Houston Texans came into Monday Night Football with big opportunities before them as they faced off with the Cincinnati Bengals. Not only could the Texans be the first team to beat the Bengals in 2015, but they also could firmly put themselves in the conversation as a possible playoff team by improving their position in the AFC South. DeAndre Hopkins seemed to realize that all this was at stake.

There were only nine combined points scored over the first three quarters of play in Monday’s game with Cincinnati leading 6-3. However, the Texans were driving to start the fourth quarter, even with T.J. Yates replacing an injured Brian Hoyer. That led to a beautiful, lofting throw to Hopkins that the receiver made an unreal play on to haul in and give the Texans the lead:

The obviously impressive part of the catch is Hopkins’ ability to reach out and bring the ball in with one hand. However, it’s also amazing to watch his footwork and concentration to stay in-bounds and make it inside the pylon while he’s making a one-handed grab. It’s almost like this guy is one of the best receivers in the league or something.