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Atlanta Falcons keep high-scoring pace even without receiver Julio Jones
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) runs past San Francisco 49ers free safety Jaquiski Tartt (29) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Atlanta. - photo by John Bazemore
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons can afford to be patient with Julio Jones’ return from a sprained toe. After all, there’s no need to rush Jones’ recovery after Atlanta topped 40 points in two straight lopsided wins without the star wide receiver. These are heady times for the Falcons’ offense, which already has obliterated the team’s single-season scoring record with two games remaining in the regular season.
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