DeAndre Hopkins' incredible juggling, one-handed touchdown is being dubbed 'The Christmas Catch'

If you missed the fourth quarter of the Houston Texans' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Christmas Day, you are probably not alone. But if you did miss it, you also missed "The Christmas Catch" by DeAndre Hopkins.

The catch came late in a blowout game in which the Steelers already had a huge lead, 26-0. Quarterback TJ Yates lobbed a pass towards the corner of the end zone where Hopkins tipped the ball with one hand, caught the ball with his other hand, and then somehow got both feet inbounds despite landing on and tumbling over the defender before landing out of bounds.

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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 25: Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) tips the ball to himself for a second half touchdown reception during the football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans on December 25, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 25: Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) hauls in a second half touchdown reception as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (21) defends during the football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans on December 25, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 25: Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) hauls in a second half touchdown reception as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (21) defends during the football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans on December 25, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 25: Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) signals touchdown to the crowd after scoring on a second half touchdown reception during the football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans on December 25, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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NBC's Mike Tirico called it "the touchdown catch of the year."


Hopkins clearly controlled the ball. But it was not clear at first if he got both feet in bounds before landing out of bounds. Then NBC showed the third replay angle and sure enough, the toes on both feet were in the end zone.

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Incredible.

 


Unfortunately for the Texans, the Steelers went on to win, 34-6.

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