Julio Jones sure had an amazing Sunday and possibly the highlight of his career (at least for now). During the first half, it seemed like a well-oiled machine the way he and QB Matt Ryan managed to get most of every pass connect. At a total of 11 passes, 182 yards, and two touchdowns during the first half, Julio Jones is sure enjoying his performance this weekend, though it didn’t result in a win for the Atlanta Falcons.
Sadly, half of his performance was only spectacular for the first half. During the second half, his record was only three catches for a total of 23 yards for the second half. His overall record for the game did amount to 14 catches, 205 yards, and two touchdowns.
Julio Jones sure pulled an impressive game, though maintaining an excellent level of play for the entire game would have resulted in a possible victory for the Atlanta Falcons. But we can’t put all the blame on Julio Jones, and, for obvious reasons, he is not the only player on the team.
His performance did set some records, like getting 205 yards against the San Francisco 49ers this season and accumulating 100 yards in the first quarter only to be outdone by Steve Smith from Carolina whom gained 106 yards during the 2005 divisional game. Even more impressive is that Jones gained his 100 yards during the first 10 minutes of the game.
As unstoppable as Julio Jones was during the first half of the game against the San Francisco 49ers, it seemed like no one could stop him on the field, well, except for a security guard. During one of the plays, Jones ran into the security guard on the sideline. Jones literally blindsided the guard because he wasn’t even looking towards the field when he was hit, and it took him down pretty hard. The game was paused for a few minutes as medics attended to him, but, at the end, he stood up to an ovation from the crowd as he stood up on his own strength.