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First team AP All-Pros DeAndre Hopkins & Tre'Davious White will match up on Saturday

Posted: 5:54 PM, Jan 03, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-03 17:54:27-05
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's not often that two All-Pro players go toe to toe. It's even rarer with stakes this high. But such is the case with Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White and Texans wide receiver De'Andre Hopkins.

Both Hopkins and White were named to the NFL's AP All-Pro first team on Friday. Hopkins has been widely regarded as one of the best receivers in the league for a few seasons. When the Texans played the Bills in 2018, Hopkins had five catches for 63 yards and a touchdown.

White's play this season (58 tackles, 6 interceptions) elevated him into the same conversation at cornerback. But White won't be alone at NRG Stadium on Saturday.

"Whenever he comes and aligns to the left side, I have to be on my best game," White said. "It's going to take all eleven of us to try to limit him because he's one of the best in the league."

This season, Hopkins has 104 catches for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns. The Texans have faced several other elite cornerbacks this season. They've never deterred Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

"I'm still going at them. I'm just going to compete and play ball," Watson said. "If the coverages take me that way, I'm going to throw it that way. You have to give them respect and definitely pick your spots."

Cornerback Levi Wallace is listed as questionable for tomorrow's game. If Wallace can't go, Kevin Johnson would likely start opposite White. Johnson spent his first four years of his NFL career with the Texans.

"When [Hopkins] aligns the right side, Kevin has to be on his best game," White said. "We play total team defense."

You'll be able to watch that game right here on 7ABC! Pre-game coverage begins with the 7 Eyewitness News sports team's Countdown to Kickoff at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by ABC coverage of Wild Card Weekend. Kickoff is at 4:35 p.m. followed by a special 7 Eyewitness News broadcast.

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