Atlanta Falcons: Five things we learned in win over Jaguars
3) Julio Jones breaks franchise record
Dec 20, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Julio Jones is having a monster year and was able to break Roddy White’s franchise record for most receptions in a single season with 116. White set the record five years ago after catching 115 passes. Jones is also only 49 yards away from breaking his already set franchise record in receiving yards in a season. Jones currently sits at 1,544 yards while his record is 1,593 which was set by him a season ago.
If Jones is able to nab 200 yards over the Falcons’ final two games, he would rank fifth all-time with 1,744 yards. That task will be hard to do with the 14-0 Carolina Panthers coming to town next week, but the weak New Orleans Saints’ defense follows them in the final game of the season.
Either way, Jones is having one heck of a 2015 season and is going to set at least one more franchise record before the season is over.