Hopkins on hot start: Cards see me as deep threat

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins continued his torrid pace to start the 2020 season Sunday against the New York Jets.

Hopkins had 131 yards and a touchdown on six catches for his third game with at least 130 yards among his first five with the Cardinals. The three-time All-Pro didn’t have any 130-yard games last season with the Houston Texans.

After Arizona’s 30-10 win over the Jets on Sunday, Hopkins credited the playcalling of coach Kliff Kingsbury and the decision-making of quarterback Kyler Murray for his outstanding performances this season.

“Those guys trust me to get me the ball downfield,” Hopkins said. “A lot of people look at me as just a possession receiver, I guess. And my abilities and my talent, obviously, today’s and other games, show that I’m not just a possession receiver but I’m a downfield threat.”

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Hopkins has six plays of 20 yards or more this season though five games, compared to 16 in 2019 and 23 in 2018. Against the Jets, Hopkins had plays of 45 and 37, in addition to plays of 15, 13, 11 and 10. His 45-yard

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