Julio Jones unstoppable in Falcons’ 24-20 win over Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Julio Jones caught a perfect 37-yard pass from Matt Ryan, setting up Devonta Freeman’s 2-yard touchdown run with 1:14 remaining, lifting the Atlanta Falcons past the New York Giants 24-20 Sunday.
Jones was unstoppable in the Falcons’ second straight victory, tying the club record with 13 receptions, good for 135 yards. His biggest catch was down the left sideline behind Prince Amukamara in the final moments, setting up the win.
The Giants (0-2), whose bad decisions and poor execution cost them last week at Dallas, blew a 20-10 fourth-quarter lead. Leonard Hankerson caught a 10-yard TD pass to bring Atlanta within three. Then Ryan guided the Falcons 70 yards to the winning score.
Eli Manning misfired to two open receivers on the Giants’ final drive in another ugly finish for New York.