His mom and family ended up with both his scores as they took in the game from the crowd

Texans player of the game: Hopkins makes big play after big play


DeAndre Hopkins may not have led the Texans in receiving yards but he made some huge plays to get the Texans into position to win the game.

Hopkins would show off his hands and heavy ankles early as he extended out of bounds to snag a Deshaun Watson pass.

The Texans would go on to kick a field goal later in the drive.

Hopkins would find his own points later.

The Texans best pass catcher was aided by the return of his partner in crime Will Fuller. The deep threat of the speedy Fuller helped a ton in opening things up for Hopkins and forcing the occasional single coverage on Hopkins. Fuller would finish the day with 7 catches for 140 yards.

Hopkins again showed why he is one of the best in the NFL decimating the Colts secondary. Will Fuller's return helped a ton but Hopkins made the big key plays in a fantastic win over an AFC South foe.

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If a person isn't a real Houstonian until they have favorite places for staple foods like burgers and Tex-Mex, then Astros pitcher Justin Verlander has officially embraced his new home.

In an interview that occurred during the Thursday, August 11 broadcast of the Astros game against the Texas Rangers, YouTube announcer Scott Braun asked Verlander if he found any food in Houston that he couldn't get in Detroit.

"I like Nancy's Hustle's burger," the pitching ace replied.

Indeed, what's not to like? The Nancy's burger — a double patty cheeseburger with chopped onions, pickles, and aioli on a housemade brioche English muffin — has been a staple since the restaurant opened in late 2017. Here it is, as captured by Houston food influencer Abbas Dhanani.

Beyond its deliciousness, Verlander's affection for the burger makes a certain amount of logistical sense. The EaDo restaurant is only about a mile from Minute Maid Park, and it stays open until 11 pm, making it a perfect post-game treat.

Nancy's co-owner Sean Jensen tells CultureMap that he and chef-owner Jason Vaughan consider Verlander and his wife, supermodel Kate Upton, to be regulars. "They have always been supporters and super nice when they visit," he writes in an email.

Continue on CultureMap to learn more.

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