DeAndre Hopkins’ catch was so good that the referees figured he must have done something wrong.
But he didn’t. He did something very, very right.
The referees incorrectly threw a flag for offensive pass interference against the Houston Texans receiver when he nabbed an absurd one-handed catch, which he trapped against the underside of his leg in order to complete the grab.
It looked more like a dunk than a reception. Check it out.
Unfortunately for the Texans, their drive ended soon after the non-catch (that should have been a catch), and the Miami Dolphins scored a touchdown on a double-pass, trick play.
That may not have been the most egregious call on the night either. The referees also seemed to botch a play where Brock Osweiler threw the ball backward, which was a fumble that the Texans scooped and scored. Upon review, however, the referees deemed the play a forward pass and an incompletion, even though the ball traveled backward.
Here’s that play.