Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a few days since Houston’s upset win over New England last Sunday, but it seems DeAndre Hopkins and Stephon Gilmore are still going at it well after the whistle.

On Tuesday, the Texans wide receiver tweeted a photo of himself standing over Gilmore with the caption “when you see 10 double him,” implying that the Patriots needed to put two defenders on Hopkins to contain him.

It didn’t take long for the Patriots cornerback to respond with a shot of his own.

Hopkins, one of the best receivers in football, finished with a pretty modest stat line against the Patriots, and Gilmore was apparently correct in saying that New England only doubled Hopkins twice in the game.

It was quite the matchup to see two of the best players at their position go at it for four quarters. Hopkins may not have gotten the better of Gilmore one-on-one, but his team did get the win. Here’s hoping the Patriots and Texans meet again in the playoffs so we can see a rematch between these two.

This article first appeared on The Sports Daily and was syndicated with permission.


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32 / SEA
Richard Sherman
27 / OAK
Reggie Nelson
23 / BAL
Eric Weddle
21 / TB
Brent Grimes
21 / ARZ
Patrick Peterson
21 / DET
Glover Quin
20 / CAR
Kurt Coleman
20 / LAC
Casey Hayward
20 / SEA
Earl Thomas
19 / JAX
Tashaun Gipson
19 / KC
Marcus Peters
19 / DEN
Aqib Talib
18 / CAR
Mike Adams
18 / LAR
Trumaine Johnson
18 / OAK**
Charles Woodson
17 / IND
Vontae Davis
17 / CHI
Quintin Demps
17 / MIA
Reshad Jones
17 / NYG
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
17 / MIN
Harrison Smith
16 / NE
Stephon Gilmore
16 / PHI
Corey Graham
16 / DEN
Chris Harris
16 / NYG
Janoris Jenkins
16 / GB*
Sam Shields
16 / ARZ
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