DeAndre Hopkins thinks Texans have best offense in NFL
The Houston Texans’ offense hasn’t quite hit the heights of last year’s incredible six-game run prior to Deshaun Watson’s injury this season. However, DeAndre Hopkins and co. finally reached that elite level with their terrific 42-23 win over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.
After the game, Hopkins made the bold declaration that no team’s offense can top the Texans’ attack.
“I think we have the best offense in the NFL,” Hopkins said in his postgame press conference per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
When the Texans are firing on all cylinders like they were against Miami, they can be right up there with the very best in the league. Deshaun Watson, who tied a career-high with five touchdown passes, once again showed the tremendous upside he possesses after a somewhat shaky start to the season. Hopkins had another two touchdowns, while Lamar Miller also performed with 133 rushing yards.
Unfortunately for Hopkins and the Texans, their offense has likely lost a key weapon in wide receiver Will Fuller, who is believed to have suffered a season-ending torn ACL in the win over the Dolphins.
Fuller had been having a fine season — he had 32 catches for 503 yards and four touchdowns — and has formed quite the connection with Watson. In the 11 games they’ve played together, they’ve connected for 11 touchdowns.
Despite Hopkins’ declaration that Houston’s offense is the best in the league, the absence of Fuller and his game-changing speed in the lineup moving forward will likely keep that unit from living up to its true potential this season.