That is, it slipped through Julio Jones’ hands.
On fourth-and-goal, two yards shy of the end zone and trailing 15-10 to the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, the Falcons dialed up a play that had quarterback Matt Ryan roll out to his right.
Ryan’s favorite receiver slipped, recovered, then had the game-winning pass go right through his hands.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 14, 2018
Here it is from another angle.
“Biggest play of the game… and Julio Jones falls down” pic.twitter.com/PEzO0ixpli
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) January 14, 2018
“jUlIo JoNeS iS tHe bEsT wR In tHe nFL” pic.twitter.com/KzsojMHOnr
— 360°FantasyFootball (@360FFB) January 14, 2018
Julio Jones in that 4th & goal pic.twitter.com/3fLECJJSaP
— Me Conocéis? No. (@I_Am_DeGenz) January 14, 2018
Ryan’s reaction says it all.
— Casey Baker (@CaseyBake16) January 14, 2018
The receiver still hauled in nine catches for 101 yards.
Sure, Jones’ feet didn’t come down in bounds, but for all we know he’d given up on working his feet inside by the time he lost control of the ball.
Instead, his Falcons are going home, and the Nick Foles-led Eagles are headed to the NFC Championship Game.