Atlanta Falcons: Five players to watch against Saints
1) Julio Jones
Dec 20, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) runs the ball in for 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 remarkable season for the Atlanta Falcons and has the possibility to set several monumental records in his final game of 2015. Jones needs 127 yards receiving against the Saints to move into second place all time in receiving yards for a season.
Jones is currently leading the NFL in total yards from scrimmage and receiving yard with 1,722 and is 16 receptions away from breaking Marvin Harrison’s single-season record. The Falcons’ week 17 game against the Saints is meaningless which should allow Matt Ryan to look Jones’ way more often than usual.
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Jones has never caught more than 13 passes in a game but 16 is very doable if Ryan forces the ball to Jones against the worst defense in NFL history. It’s going to be fun to see how things shake out for Jones but regardless of what happens, this has been on of the best seasons for a wide receiver in NFL history.