Not only was it Arizona’s first TD, it was also the team’s most impressive of the year so far.
Midway through the first quarter, Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray scrambled out to the right and launched a ball on the run to Hopkins in the back of the endzone. Making a leaping grab, the elite wideout was somehow able to tap both feet down just inside the end-line.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) September 14, 2021
This improbable touchdown had Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown and the rest of the league asking the same question: “How he got his feet down?”
The second-year WR was shocked by Hopkins’ ability to score on this play.
“I need to get my feet down like that,” Brown said to his fellow star wide receiver teammate Julio Jones.
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) September 14, 2021
Scoring on another touchdown later in the game, Hopkins finished the contest with a game-high six receptions for 83 yards (13.8 yards per catch) and two touchdowns.
Brown scored a touchdown of his own on four receptions for 49 yards.
Hopkins and the Cardinals will look to continue their early-season success against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. Brown and the Titans will look to bounce back in a game against the Seahawks on Sunday.