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Post-Game Recap/Final Score: Texans 16, 49ers 26

The Texans come up short against the Niners despite DeAndre Hopkins’ big game.

San Francisco 49ers v Houston Texan Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Texans came up on the losing end against the San Francisco 49ers after Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo and RB Carlos Hyde led the Niners to a victory against a depleted Texans team.

The Texans have had a ridiculous series of injuries beset their team throughout this season, and today saw both Jadeveon Clowney and Lamar Miller suffer knocks but continue to play. The biggest blow came from the loss of QB Tom Savage, who left the game in the second quarter after sustaining a possible concussion. Oddly enough, Savage’s departure brought about the return of T.J. Yates. Yates promptly lead the Texans downfield for a touchdown to DeAndre Hopkins.

Hopkins was the star for the Texans today as he caught 11 passes for 151 yards and 2 TDs despite the constant rotation of QBs and other talent around him. Whilst the Yates and Hopkins connection did provide the Texans with their only 2 TDs on the day, the Niners eventually began to restrict Yates, increasing the pressure against the former North Carolina QB.

So Texans lose another, dropping to 4-9 with only three weeks left in the season. The only blessing is that there are only three more weeks for Texans players to avoid a serious injury.