Julio Jones on loss: He ‘didn’t play really well,’ says one game won’t define Falcons

After a disappointing Week 1 loss on the road against the Minnesota Vikings, Julio Jones says this week of preparation “feels right.”

The Falcons (0-1) look to rebound and get their first win of the season against a tough Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) team at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on “Sunday Night Football.”

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“Guys flying around, we’re really competing against each other, regardless of offense or defense,” Jones said. “Getting us game ready, we have to do more of that. The energy, we don’t let one game define us. Each day we’re just trying to stack days.”

Expect better performance from Jones

Jones was held to six catches for 31 yards and one touchdown in Atlanta’s 28-12 loss to the Vikings. After not playing a snap in preseason, its’s not unreasonable to believe even a player of Jones’ caliber needs to knock some rust off in Week 1.

As the Pro Bowl wide receiver said, his evaluation process after a loss starts first and foremost with himself and he believes he’ll be better on Sunday night.

“I didn’t play really well in the game at all,” Jones said. “I was coming into the game limited but it’s football, things happen. I was ready to go. My wind is there just being out there playing. I’ll be way better this week than I was last week for sure.”

The Falcons will need more production from Jones if they want to snap their three-game losing streak against the Eagles. Philadelphia has held Atlanta to 12.3 points per game in those meetings and Jones is certainly a factor in the Falcons putting up more points.

Key to a fast start vs. Eagles

After a disappointing Week 1 loss on the road against the Minnesota Vikings, Julio Jones says this week of preparation “feels right.”

The Falcons (0-1) look to rebound and get their first win of the season against a tough Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) team at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on “Sunday Night Football.”

“Guys flying around, we’re really competing against each other, regardless of offense or defense,” Jones said. “Getting us game ready, we have to do more of that. The energy, we don’t let one game define us. Each day we’re just trying to stack days.”

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