Atlanta Falcons: Five takeaways from win over Eagles

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Julio Jones shines on prime time television

Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) gestures to the sideline against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Julio Jones had a great game for the Falcons. Jones hauled in nine catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Jones also had two more catches negated due to holding calls that did not appear to be actual holds. Jones’ 141 yards is second best in the NFL behind Keenan Allen. It appears Julio has picked up right where he left off from a season ago.

One disappointing thing with Jones was the lack of presence in the second half. Jones did not catch his first pass until 8:00 left in 4th quarter . The two holds against Julio’s receptions came in the second half, but those plays did not count. Julio is the best player on the Falcons and the team has got to do a better job of getting him more involved in crucial parts of the game.