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Julio Jones Sets Single Game, Season Receiving Records For Falcons

The electric wide receiver is enjoying the best two-game stretch of his career.

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The Falcons may have lost to the Green Bay Packers in ugly fashion Monday night, but there was nothing ugly about the game Julio Jones had.

With his 259 yards on 11 receptions, he narrowly missed setting the NFL two-game receiving yardage record. He consoled himself by shattering Roddy White's franchise record of 210 yards in a game, and with three games left in the season, he surpassed White's 1389 yards receiving for a single season. Jones currently has 1,428 yards, in case you wondered.

Chances are he'll add to that total, set a franchise record that no one's going to break but him and continue to make beautiful music with Matt Ryan. That's enough to give you hope over these last three games.

Jones could have added to his total, but he was visibly fatigued at the end of the game and apparently suffered a hip injury that took him out late in the fourth quarter. It was still an effort for the ages, and we salute everyone's favorite dynamic receiver for essentially putting the passing game on his back throughout much of the second half.

Thoughts on Julio's historic game?