Cards' Hopkins: WRs should get yards for DPI

2:15 PM ET

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins may have had only three catches on seven targets in Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, but the four other plays resulted in flags thrown for defensive pass interference.

All four penalties were against Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard. Three of them were accepted, which resulted in 42 yards worth of gains for the Cardinals in their 34-31 loss to Miami.

“As long as the ball moves, that’s all I care about,” said Hopkins, who had three catches for 30 yards. Howard’s four pass interference penalties were the most by a player in a single game in the last 20 seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

While he was pleased that the penalties helped the Cardinals’ offense move down the field, Hopkins thinks they should benefit the receivers, as well.

“I do think that the rule should change,” Hopkins said, “and receivers should get counted yards for penalties.”

Hopkins, who was leading the NFL in receiving yards and receptions heading into Week 9, wasn’t peeved with the reduction in his output Sunday, even in a loss. It was Hopkins’ lowest game this season.

“I was very happy,”

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