Julio Jones had a stunning performance against the previously unbeaten Carolina Panthers. Jones simply abused the Panthers secondary, and embarrassed the previously unstoppable
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The award is much deserved for Jones, who is having a career year. In fact, he is breaking all sorts of records. Below are some of the more impressive records for Jones this season, from the Atlanta Falcons mother ship.
Jones caught nine passes for 178 yards with one touchdown in the Falcons 20-13 win over the previously unbeaten Carolina Panthers. He sparked the Falcons victory with a stunning 70-yard touchdown reception, his eighth of the season, and notched his eighth 100-yard game of the year. Jones averaged 19.8 yards per reception, which is the fourth highest per catch average of any player with at least nine catches in a single game this season.
His play has been so consistently dominant that I am slowly becoming desensitized to his record-breaking performances.
He is the only player in the NFL to post four games with 160-or-more receiving yards this year. Jones has 127 catches and 1,722 receiving yards this season, both franchise records, and is only the second player in NFL history with at least 125 catches and 1,700 receiving yards in a season, joining Marvin Harrison.
Who else won a lot of these offensive awards?
This is Jones’ second time winning NFC Offensive Player of the Week this season. He is the first wide receiver to win multiple Offensive Player of the Week Awards in a season since Randy Moss in 2007.
Bravo to Jones, who has shown can outplay any corner back in the league. With the New Orleans Saints coming up in week 17, Julio has a shot at winning a third NFC Offensive Player of the week award.