HOUSTON – Rookie DeAndre Hopkins had a 3-yard touchdown reception in overtime to lift the Houston Texans to a 30-24 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
With Andre Johnson out after being shaken up in the fourth quarter, Hopkins reached above Jason McCourty and pulled in the pass from Matt Schaub to give Houston the victory.
Coach Gary Kubiak said Johnson was being evaluated for a concussion.
We survived today because of some great heroics and plays by him, Kubiak said of Hopkins.
When Hopkins saw the coverage on the game-winning touchdown, he couldn’t wait for Schaub to snap the ball.
Anytime I see a one-on-one, that’s a wide receiver’s dream, he said. He put it in the perfect position for me to go up and catch it. We practice that basically every day and practice makes perfect.
The Texans (2-0) charged back from an eight-point, fourth-quarter deficit against the Titans (1-1).
Arian Foster’s 1-yard touchdown and two-point conversion tied it at 24 with less than two minutes left.
CHARGERS 33, EAGLES 30: In Philadelphia, Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes to Eddie Royal, and Nick Novak kicked a 46-yard field goal with 7 seconds left as San Diego spoiled Chip Kelly’s home debut.
CHIEFS 17, COWBOYS 16: In Kansas City, Mo., Alex Smith threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, and the Kansas City defense held when it needed to in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs matched their victory total from all of last season by starting 2-0 for just the second time since 2005.
BILLS 24, PANTHERS 23: In Orchard Park, N.Y., rookie EJ Manuel hit Stevie Johnson for a 2-yard touchdown pass with 2 seconds left to lift Buffalo. The touchdown capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive in which the first-round draft pick completed 6 of 8 attempts for 51 yards. Manuel also got help on third-and-6 from Carolina’s 29, when Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was penalized for pass interference with 14 seconds left.
SAINTS 16, BUCCANEERS 14: In Tampa, Fla., Garrett Hartley kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to give New Orleans a weather-delayed victory. The game was delayed 69 minutes by lightning in the first quarter.
FALCONS 31, RAMS 24: In Atlanta, Julio Jones hauled in 11 passes for 182 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown to lead Atlanta.
RAIDERS 19, JAGUARS 9: In Oakland, Calif., Darren McFadden ran for 129 yards and Oakland’s defense held Jacksonville out of the end zone until the closing minute.