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Wide receiver Julio Jones sets franchise record in Atlanta’s victory over Carolina

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (No. 11) burns Carolina for a 75-yard TD in Sunday's victory for the Falcons: Jason Getz - USA TODAY Sports

For those who have not discovered this notion, Julio Jones runs the NFL.

The Atlanta Falcons’ superstar wide receiver made fantasy owners, coach Dan Quinn and Matt Ryan all happy with his performance in Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Jones and Ryan combined for a 500-yard outing, while Jones brought in 12 receptions for 300 yards. Both were franchise records, and Jones’ 75-yard touchdown reception came in the fourth quarter. He caught the ball at the 35-yard line and weaved his way through Carolina’s secondary for the score. Jones was involved on all five touchdown drives in the Falcons’ 48-33 win. Atlanta improves to 3-1 on the season, and is now first in the NFC South Division.

Jones has 22 receptions for 488 yards and three touchdowns after four games.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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