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Julio Jones is on pace to break a couple of NFL receiving records

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Julio Jones is very good.

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As you might have guessed, Julio Jones is on pace to break at least a couple of records, should he continue to vacuum up all the passes in America.

Through just three games, Julio has 34 catches for 440 yards and four touchdowns. It should go without saying that there are plenty of ways he could fall off his current pace, but if he maintains it for the rest of the season and Matt Ryan is content to feed him, he'll make history.

Roughly calculating Julio's current pace, he could go off for 177 receptions, 2,351 yards, and 17 touchdowns over a full season. That pace wouldn't have him hitting the NFL record for touchdowns in a single season, which stands at 23, but it would shatter Jerry Rice's 1,848 yards in a single season, and it would fly by Marvin Harrison's 143 receptions in a season. These are gaudy numbers, in other words.

Again, it's not likely that Julio will maintain this pace over the entire season, because defenses should be keying in on him and Matt Ryan may eventually be forced to spread the ball around a little bit more. On the other hand, Julio Jones is an alien sent here to catch passes, and the offense looks pretty damn good with 20 passes to #11 and a ground game. So file this one under unlikely, but not impossible.