On his interception, Peters was actually beaten downfield by the receiver, Michael Crabtree, on the play. But he indicated after the game he wasn¡¯t worried about that.
¡°I knew that he wouldn¡¯t be able to throw the ball that far,¡¯¡¯ Peters said of Carr. ¡°I knew the ball was going to hang.¡¯¡¯
Jannik Hansen Kids Jersey The Chiefs will play against him with plenty of confidence, as they always seem to do.
Hopkins, who is in his fourth NFL season, has one more year on his rookie contract after Houston exercised its fifth-year option during the offseason. Previously, the Texans had extended each of their first-round picks drafted under the current collective bargaining agreement before or during the fourth year of their deals.
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For Hopkins, one difference this year is the Texans¡¯ offseason addition of quarterback Brock Osweiler. Osweiler, who signed a four-year, $72 million contract in March, has failed to connect with Hopkins.
One area in which Osweiler has struggled this season is throwing downfield, so the Texans offense has found its identity through its run game and short passes to tight ends instead spreading the field through the air.
¡°Our team is No. 1 in our division, so whatever I¡¯m doing, whatever my presence is in the football field, it¡¯s better than having numbers and my team not being No. 1 in our division, if you ask me,¡± Hopkins said. ¡°So right now I¡¯m in a good place. It¡¯s not really a numbers game for me. It¡¯s more my team winning the ultimate goal.¡±
Analysis — Hayward recorded his seventh interception of the season against Tampa Bay, a career high. It equals the most by a Chargers defender since Eric Weddle finished with seven in 2011. The franchise record is 10, set by Antonio Cromartie in 2007. Hayward has a pick in four of the Chargers¡¯ last five games. … The Chargers held the Buccaneers to 81 yards rushing and have held nine of their 12 opponents this season to less than 100 yards on the ground. The Chargers have not allowed a player to rush for 100 yards this season.