Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Texans 30, Titans 24, OT

Rookie a winner early for Texans

HOUSTON — Andre Johnson often tells DeAndre Hopkins that the rookie will be better than he is one day.

Hopkins is certainly off to a good start, hauling in a 3-yard touchdown in overtime to lift the Texans past the Titans.

With Johnson out after being shaken up in the fourth quarter, Hopkins reached above cornerback Jason McCourty and pulled in the pass from Matt Schaub to give Houston the victory.

Hopkins, a first-round pick, had seven receptions for 117 yards.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Johnson was being evaluated for a concussion.

Houston, which needed a franchise-record 21-point comeback to beat San Diego last week, erased an eight-point, fourth-quarter deficit this time.

"It's just great character for us to find a way to win two weeks in a row like that," Kubiak said.

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