What T.Y. Hilton has done to the Houston Texans is simply the thing of nightmares. In five career games playing Houston, he has amassed 31 receptions for 611 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He’s averaging 6 receptions for 119 receiving yards and 1 touchdown per game, every time these two teams face one another.
Thursday night’s game was just a healthy dose of more of the same destruction, as Hilton had 147 receiving yards in the first quarter tonight. His previous career high was 155 receiving yards. He shattered that career best by a large margin and did it quite early in this one.
His 223 receiving yards on the night were 1 yard shy of tying the franchise’s single-game receiving record that was set by former Baltimore Colts’ great Raymond Berry of 224 yards on November 10, 1957.
There were several times that I had to do a double-take and make sure that our #13 wasn’t in fact, #88, or Colts’ future Hall of Famer, Marvin Harrison. His slender build, fluidity of routes, and stellar hands all looked the part after all.
It’s unclear what exactly gets T.Y. Hilton going against the Houston Texans, it’s not as if they have a terrible secondary. However, he’d be one of the NFL’s truly elite receivers and an all-time great if he could bring this same type of production on a week-to-week basis.
Whatever the case may be, I’m sure Hilton already has December 14th circled on his calendar, when these two teams meet again.