DeAndre Hopkins trade already pays dividends, as his huge day leads Cardinals’ upset win over 49ers

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Houston Texans got blown out by the Kansas City Chiefs on opening night. Their offense couldn’t keep up with the Chiefs.” data-reactid=”16″>The Houston Texans got blown out by the Kansas City Chiefs on opening night. Their offense couldn’t keep up with the Chiefs.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Expect to be reminded of The Trade plenty this NFL season. Especially when DeAndre Hopkins plays like he did on Sunday.” data-reactid=”17″>Expect to be reminded of The Trade plenty this NFL season. Especially when DeAndre Hopkins plays like he did on Sunday.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Hopkins, who the Arizona Cardinals stole in a deal that sent David Johnson to Houston, had an enormous game in an upset win over the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.” data-reactid=”22″>Hopkins, who the Arizona Cardinals stole in a deal that sent David Johnson to Houston, had an enormous game in an upset win over the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Hopkins’ big run and catch to the 1-yard line set up Kenyan Drake’s go-ahead touchdown with 5:03 left. It was the highlight of a huge game from Hopkins. Hopkins had a career-high 14 catches for 151 yards. The Texans could use a guy like that.” data-reactid=”25″>Hopkins’ big run and catch to the 1-yard line set up Kenyan Drake’s go-ahead touchdown with 5:03 left. It was the highlight of a huge game from Hopkins. Hopkins had a career-high 14 catches for 151 yards. The Texans could use a guy like that.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Hopkins, who got a massive two-year, $54.5 million deal just before the season started, could be the NFL’s best receiver. He made a good case on Sunday. Kyler Murray, who had a big day running the ball as well as throwing it, had an instant connection with Hopkins.” data-reactid=”26″>Hopkins, who got a massive two-year, $54.5 million deal just before the season started, could be the NFL’s best receiver. He made a good case on Sunday. Kyler Murray, who had a big day running the ball as well as throwing it, had an instant connection with Hopkins.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Cardinals’ defense held at the end, as Jimmy Garoppolo came up short on his final drive. The Cardinals start 1-0 with a win over the favorite in the NFC West, with Hopkins looking like he was worth every bit Arizona gave up to get him.” data-reactid=”27″>The Cardinals’ defense held at the end, as Jimmy Garoppolo came up short on his final drive. The Cardinals start 1-0 with a win over the favorite in the NFC West, with Hopkins looking like he was worth every bit Arizona gave up to get him.

Everyone knew it would be a lopsided trade, but it might be even more one-sided than we imagined.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) had a huge game against the 49ers. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) had a huge game against the 49ers. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) had a huge game against the 49ers. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

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