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With a dominant first half for Falcons, Julio Jones sets new NFL record


ATLANTA -- Nobody needed a reminder that Julio Jones is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, but he provided one anyway.

In the first half of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Jones caught six passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns. And 133 of those yards and both scores coming in the second quarter, alone. It marked the fifth time in his career that Jones has scored two touchdowns in the first half.

A 51-yard touchdown pass from to Jones jump-started the Falcons' offense, and sparked the explosive first half from Atlanta's star receiver.

His dominant first-half performance helped Jones top 100 yards for the 38th time in his Falcons career, one game shy of the franchise record set by Roddy White. Jones now has 8,534 career receiving yards, which is the most through a player's first 90 games in NFL history, breaking Lance Alworth's record of 8,502 yards.

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