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Julio Jones has a chance to make NFL history

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Only one player has reached 1,000 receiving yards in the first eight weeks of a season.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Julio Jones could do something that hasn’t been done in a long, long time with a big game Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons take on the Green Bay Packers.

Jones leads the league with 830 receiving yards. If he gains 170 yards against Green Bay, he’d be the first player to reach 1,000 receiving yards since the Houston Oilers’ Charley Hennigan in 1961.

The feat is certainly possible. The Packers’ secondary is “severely undermanned” as they will be without Sam Shields, Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins — their top three cornerbacks.

Last time the Falcons played the Packers back in 2014, Jones put up 259 receiving yards — and that’s before exiting the game early with a hip injury.

Jones already has a 300-yard receiving game under his belt this season, and the opportunity for him to again jump into the history books will be there Sunday.