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Julio Jones Carrying The Torch For Tide Players In The NFL

Courtesy of Dale Zanine - USA Today

Last season, Julio Jones caught six passes for 93 yards against the New Orleans Saints, during their Oct. 15 showdown. During Atlanta’s 2015 season finale, Jones racked up 149 yards against the Saints. But, guess what… He didn’t have a touchdown catch in either game. And guess what else… the Falcons lost both of those games to their NFC South rival.

Tonight will be different for Jones. The stage is set for a Monday Night Football showdown between the Saints and Falcons in New Orleans. It will be a big game for New Orleans. This will mark the 10 year anniversary of when the Saints returned to the Superdome on Monday Night Football, and beat the Falcons. Remember Steve Gleason blocking that punt?

Well, that was an incredibly emotional night for the city of New Orleans, but Julio Jones knows the Falcons need a division win early. Jones was listed as questionable, but has told the media he will play. Jones has played very well in his first two games, catching a touch down in both match ups. He looks to keep that streak alive against the Saints. The Saints rank 31st in the league in passing defense, allowing 336 yards per game. Jones will capitalize on weak secondary.

For Julio, he’s led the way for former Alabama receivers and younger former Tide players like Amari Cooper aren’t trying to chase after Jones, or mimic his play. Instead they’re trying to bring respect for their former school by being dominant in a league filled with talented stars from schools across the country.

Watch out Saints fans. You may have held him to no touchdown catches last year, but this time Julio Jones will be looking to keep his streak going and it will be hard to stop the kid from Foley, Ala.

 

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