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Julio Jones’ 100-yard performance lifts Atlanta past New York

Ed Mulholland- USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons improved to 2-0, after its 24-20 win Sunday over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Falcons’ star wide receiver Julio Jones totaled 13 catches for 135 yards.

He averaged 10.4 yards per catch, and brought in a 37-yard pass in the fourth quarter that set up a two-yard touchdown by running back Devonta Freeman. Jones has recorded 22 catches for 276 yards with two touchdowns in two games. Atlanta’s quarterback Matt Ryan completed 30 of 46 passes (65.2 percent) for 363 yards with a touchdown and no turnovers.

Falcons will travel to Arlington, Texas next week to face the Dallas Cowboys.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine and SB Nation. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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