(Sports Spectrum) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins left the sports world in awe with one miraculous, game-winning Hail Mary catch on Sunday afternoon to beat the Buffalo Bills, 32-30.
Hopkins’ leaping 43-yard snag over the outstretched arms of three Bills defensive backs was his team’s most important play of the year and may be one of the best highlights of the 2020 NFL season.
“The play was designed for me to get out left,” Arizona’s second-year quarterback and thrower of the Hail Mary, Kyler Murray, told Sports Illustrated. “They had a guy containing, had to make him miss. And then, as funny as it sounds, I felt like — the only person I saw down there was [Hopkins]. Let it go, give him a chance and it’s funny, everybody, all they saw was black gloves rising from everybody. It was a group of four people and all they saw was black gloves, so I’m just glad he caught the ball.”