Julio Jones shines as Falcons starters
At the end of the first quarter, the Falcons had a 17-0 lead. They picked up ten first downs to one for Miami. (On a Chad Henne run.) Atlanta gained 159 yards to 17 for the Dolphins.Falcons rookie receiver Julio Jones quickly showed why Atlanta traded up for him. He caught two passes for 43 yards and gained a first down on a 12-yard end around. His after-catch burst was impressive. Jones beat the defense deep another time but Matt Ryan couldn’t connect with him.