Who do the Falcons need to slow down on the Texans?
2) Deandre Hopkins
Sep 27, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) cannot make a catch in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Mike Jenkins (24) during the first half at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Deandre Hopkins is one of the fastest wide receivers in the game. The 23-year-old has three touchdowns on the year including a two touchdown game against the Kansas City Chiefs in week 1. Hopkins caught eight passes last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 103 yards and a touchdown as well.
If Foster is unable to go, Hopkins will be the next guy on the list to shut down. Hopkins will likely have a field day with Robert Alford covering him, so the Falcons need to make sure that Desmond Trufant is on him as much as possible. Turfant plays on the right side of the field, but may need to play some on the left if Hopkins is on that side.