DeAndre Hopkins is the NFC offensive player of the week

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The Cardinals traded for DeAndre Hopkins in the hope that the wide receiver would make big plays for them this season.

It’s hard to imagine he will make too many bigger plays in the regular season than the one that ended their Week 10 game against the Bills. Hopkins outfought several Bills defenders to get his hands on a 43-yard Hail Mary from Kyler Murray that gave the Cardinals a 32-30 win.

Hopkins had seven catches for 127 yards overall in the game and the NFL announced on Wednesday that he’s the NFC offensive player of the week.

It’s the second time that Hopkins has won weekly honors and the first time he’s done it in his current conference.

14 responses to “DeAndre Hopkins is the NFC offensive player of the week

  1. In hindsight, it was worth watching my Bills lose just to see that play on live tv. Absolutely amazing. I’ve never seen a more perfectly executed Hail Mary. This wasn’t even throwing up a prayer, it was Murray throwing a perfect pass and Hopkins playing it textbook. Unreal

  2. That great catch by DeAndre Hopkins was amazing for sure. He is a superb talent at WR. Lost in all of that though, was the great play that Stefon Diggs made to give the Bills the lead. His route was great, Allen put the ball where it had to be, and Diggs made a great catch, too.
    Why the Vikings traded Diggs is still a mystery to me. His absence has really hurt the Vikings offense.

  3. The hail mary was reminiscent of the Aaron Rodgers 2015-16 Cardinals playoff game… rolling out left, fires a perfect bullet straight down the field and the receiver times the jump ball just right.

  4. hellooooooooooobrooklyn says:
    November 18, 2020 at 8:40 am
    In hindsight, it was worth watching my Bills lose just to see that play on live tv. Absolutely amazing. I’ve never seen a more perfectly executed Hail Mary. This wasn’t even throwing up a prayer, it was Murray throwing a perfect pass and Hopkins playing it textbook. Unreal

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    I know you don’t mean that. But if you do, more power to you. As a Bills fan, it might have been the most difficult thing I had to watch live since the music city miracle. And it still hurts like hell considering, well, there really ain’t a whole lot we could have done differently. Maybe put a WR back there for that play. Diggs or Gabe Davis. That’s about all I could suggest. But the guys that were out there for us played it the way they were supposed to….. and it still happened.

  5. hellooooooooooobrooklyn

    I beg to differ.
    Any time you are running wildly to the sideline, and launching a pass high up to an area with THREE defenders in it, there is NO way to consider this ANYTHING other than a “prayer”… literally the definition of the “Hail Mary”

    Hopkins simply timed his jump perfectly and was able to get up 6 inches higher than the defenders and ALSO was able to hang onto it.

    So, let’s stop with the Hail “Murray” thing. GREAT athlete, tremendous effort to get the pass off, but the FACT is that Hopkins did all the real work, and ALL the kudos should go to him.

    Which is why HE is the NFCOPOTW and NOT Murray.

  6. hellooooooooooobrooklyn
    I would say watch the replay of the Brett Favre pass to Greg Lewis that beat the 49ers a few years ago for a “perfectly executed” last second pass.

    Threw it RIGHT to Lewis on a LINE, in the back of the end zone with a perfectly delivered pass with a defender about to destroy him in his face.

    That was not some balloon, alley-oop, who-can-high-point-better type of pass.

  7. I watched the entire game live and still can’t believe it happened. Murray and Hopkins are both unreal, and we are blessed that we will likely get to watch them playing together for years now that Hopkins got a contract extension.

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