Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins made an acrobatic catch for a touchdown from quarterback T.J. Yates against the Bengals on Monday Night Football.
With 14:27 left in regulation, Hopkins made a one-handed catch with his left hand on a pass from Yates to give the Texans a 10–6 lead over the undefeated Bengals.
Hoyer’s former backup Ryan Mallett was released by the team after he missed a charter flight for a road game in October.
Before his touchdown pass to Hopkins on Monday, Yates’ last pass for a score came in 2011 in the AFC wild card playoff game against the Bengals.
- Kayla Lombardo