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Tigers in the NFL: Week 1

Tigers in the NFL: Week 1

Each week, we take a look at what some of the former Clemson standouts are doing in the NFL. Here’s a look at what went down in Week 1:

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins picked up right where he left off last season as the team’s top receiving threat, finishing with five receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown. Hopkins was the recipient of Brock Osweiler’s first touchdown pass as the Texans’ starting quarterback. With the investment made in Osweiler during the offseason, one should expect Hopkins to put together a strong season with stability at quarterback.

Tight end Dwayne Allen put together a solid first week for the Indianapolis Colts, grabbing four receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown. With the departure of Coby Fleener, expect Allen to get plenty of looks in the passing game.

Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland put together a solid performance on Monday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers, amassing six tackles and an interception. Washington was unable to overcome Pittsburgh’s dynamic offense, falling to the Steelers 38-16. Breeland figures to be a mainstay in the secondary alongside newly acquired cornerback Josh Norman.