Flowery Branch, GA – Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Atlanta’s, 26-24, win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1.
Jones caught nine passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns in Atlanta’s Monday night win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He averaged 15.7 yards per reception, which was the best receiving average of any wide out that caught seven-or-more passes on Kickoff Weekend. Monday night marked Jones’ seventh career multi-touchdown game and was the 20th 100-yard game of his career. He also moved into fifth place on the Falcons all-time receiving list, passing Jim Mitchell, posting 4,471 yards in just 50 games. Since 2011, Jones’ 641 receiving yards on Monday Night Football leads the NFL.
This is Jones first time winning NFC Offensive Player of the Week. He won NFC Offensive Rookie of the month for December/January in 2011.