Julio Jones absolutely dominates the Philadelphia Eagles, whenever he lines up against them. The numbers are bordering historic levels.
This Sunday, when the Falcons host the Eagles on Sunday Night Football, Jones will be aiming to tie an NFL record for most consecutive games with 100+ receiving yards against a single opponent.
"He takes care of business against them."@heykayadams is predicting a BIG game for @juliojones_11 this weekend— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) September 13, 2019
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If Julio reaches the century mark again on Sunday, that will be the sixth consecutive time he will have done so against the Philadelphia Eagles, which would tie Rod Smith for most in NFL history against one opponent (the Kansas City Chiefs).
It can be easy to forget about just how much No. 11 has owned the Eagles when you look at the fact that Atlanta has lost the last three consecutive head to head matchups. Jones did his part in each of those games, however, as evidenced by his career game logs against the franchise:
09/18/2011 (second career game) - 2 receptions/ 29 yards/ 0 touchdowns
10/28/2012 - 5 receptions/ 123 yards/ 1 touchdown
9/14/2015 (season opener) - 9 receptions/ 141 yards/ 2 touchdowns
11/13/2016 - 10 receptions/ 135 yards/ 0 touchdowns
1/13/2018 (Divisional Round) - 9 receptions/ 101 yards/ 0 touchdowns
9/6/2018 (season opener) - 10 receptions/ 169 yards/ 0 touchdowns
In six career games against the Eagles, Julio has recorded 698 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. In those five most recent games, he has averaged 133.8 receiving yards per game.
There’s even more history on the line on Sunday beyond this streak, as Julio will surpass Roddy White for most receiving yards in franchise history if he manages to record at least 102 yards in this game.
One more thing to note, which further fuels the notion that Jones will indeed surpassed 100 yards once again, is the fact that he only put up 31 receiving yards this past week — since 2016, Jones has averaged 134.6 receiving yards per game in the eight games he’s played which have immediately followed a sub 50-yard performance. The Alabama alum has a habit of immediately atoning for a game in which he doesn’t put up big numbers.
All signs point to Julio Jones having a memorable evening on Sunday.