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Julio Jones: ‘We have to come together and make plays’


Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was not happy with the offensive performance against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Falcons were held to three field goals, and Jones had only two catches for 24 yards in the 14-9 loss. The Falcons (7-5) are set to play the Saints (9-3) at 8:25 p.m. Thursday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

But while displeased, Jones made it clear that he was not “frustrated.” 

“Don’t use ‘frustrated,’” Jones said Tuesday. “Obviously, we’re talented. We just have to keep working. It’s not like we are frustrated with somebody, or this or that. We are better than this, and we have to come together and make plays.” 

But with four games to go in the regular season, the offense should be on point. 

“Every week it’s a different challenge,” Jones said. “Every week is a different team. We were disappointed last week. We are better than nine points. Way better than nine points. But that’s over and done with. On to the Saints game now. We’ll be good.”

Jones is fine with the short turnaround.

“I feel great, and I’m ready to go,” Jones said. “I didn’t take any shots (from the Vikings). If I’d taken a lot of shots or I went through a lot. … I’m fresh and ready to go. I slept well. I got me some massages. I took care of myself. I’m ready to go.” 

Jones has 68 catches for 1,063 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Only Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown (1,296) and Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins (1,084) have more receiving yards than Jones.  


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