Turns out Julio Jones’ foot is just fine, thank you.
The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver was listed as questionable with a foot injury for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers, but he still suited up at the Georgia Dome.
The Falcons are glad he did, because Jones put up a dominant performance for the ages.
After hauling in a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Ryan at the end of the first half, the All-Pro wideout kicked off the second half with a bang.
And that might be an understatement.
Just over a minute into the third quarter, Jones caught a crossing route from Ryan and rumbled all the way to the end zone for a 73-yard touchdown, dispatching Packers cornerback Damarious Randall with a mean stiff arm in the process.
Jones’ beastly TD gave Atlanta a 31-point lead, continuing its shocking rout of a Green Bay team that hadn’t lost since Nov. 20. The 27-year-old set an impressive record by the third quarter.
Jones’ heroics also sent Twitter into a frenzy, as several current and former NFL players weighed in on the receiver’s epic day.
Anyone watching Jones torch the Packers would have a hard time arguing with Shannon Sharpe’s take.
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