Falcons Julio Jones Has a Chance to Break NFL Receiving Record
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – Falcons receiver Julio Jones says he isn’t concerned with breaking the NFL single-season record for catches.
With just two games remaining, Jones has a slim chance of moving past Marvin Harrison’s 2002 mark of 143 catches, but the three-time Pro Bowl selection says he’s focused solely on helping Atlanta (7-7) upset Carolina (14-0) on Sunday.
The Falcons’ season hit a low point two weeks ago in a 38-0 loss at Carolina.
Tempers flared notably between cornerback Josh Norman and Atlanta receivers, but Jones says Norman didn’t say anything upsetting to him.
Jones’ bigger concern was how Atlanta failed so badly on offense.
He needs 12 more catches to move into second place on the single-season list and 26 to pass Harrison.
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