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Julio Jones sets another NFL record in big game vs. Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Julio Jones continues to have an excellent year for the Falcons, and he's beginning to make his argument as one of the all-time wide receivers in the NFL.


Jones already holds a number of NFL records, and he added another one to that list on Sunday. The five-time Pro Bowler caught eight passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' loss to the Packers, taking his yardage total for the season up to 1,429.

This is the fifth-consecutive season that Jones has gained at least 1,400 yards, making him the first player in NFL history to accomplish that feat.

Long-time Indianapolis Colts receiver Marvin Harrison was the previous record holder, having gained at least 1,400 yards in four consecutive seasons. There are a few players who have gained that yardage total in three straight seasons, including Antonio Brown, Calvin Johnson, Jerry Rice and Demarius Thomas.

Notably, Jones has also had at least 80 receptions in each of those seasons. He is currently the NFL's leader in receiving yards this season.

The Falcons face the Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin this Sunday afternoon. Get your inside look here.

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