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Maybe we were talking about the wrong Cardinal when we were throwing MVP around last week?
DeAndre Hopkins has set an NFL record for the most receptions in a player’s first two games with a team, now with 20 catches in his first two games in Arizona. pic.twitter.com/BR6yyCaO1r
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) September 20, 2020
Hauling in 10 of 12 targets for 137 receiving yards, DeAndre Hopkins once again shows why he’s among the best (if not the best) at his position.
It’s hard to find the word to describe his value, so I’ll let the numbers do the talking.
DeAndre Hopkins (26) has established a franchise record for receptions in the first three games of a season. pic.twitter.com/xIJ1mvDELd
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) September 27, 2020
It was a fun, if not somewhat lopsided matchup as rookie Jeff Okudah got the unenviable position of matching up the the All-Pro WR.
Put DeAndre Hopkins on an island at your own risk
— PFF (@PFF) September 27, 2020
Honorable mention to Budda Baker, who despite having a UCL tear in his thumb and a cast to accomodate that (and pending surgery this week) once again led the team in tackles. Get well and have a safe surgery, Budda!
Do you agree? Or was there another player deserving of the spotlight this week?