Julio Jones Is Not Human

Bryan Brandom
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Julio Jones just happened to the Carolina Panthers.

The Atlanta Falcons stud wideout had himself a record-setting day as his team defeated Cam Newton and the reigning NFC champions 48-33.

The six-year veteran had catches of 44 yards …

… 32 yards …

… and 53 yards.

But despite amassing 225 yards with four minutes left to play, Jones didn't find the end zone until ripping off this 75-yard touchdown catch, his 12th snag of the game, for a one-play drive that gave him exactly 300 yards receiving for the day.

"It's just for my brothers," Jones said after a game that saw Newton taken out after a hit to the head. "We have a brotherhood here. We worked that whole offseason to create that. My success today is from them, just being out on the field with them."

Jones' 300 yards and Matt Ryan's 503 passing yards are both team records. Jones is the first person to catch for so much yardage since Calvin Johnson hauled in 14 catches for 329 yards in a win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8 of 2013. That was the first 300-yard receiving performance since Flipper Anderson set the all-time record for catching yards in a game with 336 against the Los Angeles Rams in 1989.

The win improves Atlanta to 3-1 on the year. A season after going 15-1 and reaching the Super Bowl, the Panthers are 1-3.

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