Originally Posted by infantrycak
Bingo. There were predictions Hopkins wouldn't get targeted as much as Walter last year and so would end up with 35 rec. for 350 or so yds. Playing a partial game after missing significant practice he was already much more involved than that.
The "prediction" was based on the Texans comfortable ahead in games against a weak opponent like the Chargers.
That didn't happen and so the Texans had to open up their game plan.
How many times were Hopkins targeted in the first half and how many yards did he get?
If it were the Texans that led 21-7 at half time, how many times do you realistically think that Schaub would put the ball up in the second half?