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VIDEO: Remembering When Julio Jones Dropped One of the Easiest Touchdowns Ever

Zach Brunner
Remembering when Julio Jones dropped one of the easiest touchdowns ever.
Remembering when Julio Jones dropped one of the easiest touchdowns ever. /
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Consistency in the NFL is a difficult thing to achieve, but Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been just that, performing as one of the greatest wide receivers of all time. However, even the greats have their mental lapses.

Who could forget when the usually sure-handed Jones dropped one of the easiest touchdowns ever.

Facing a fourth-and-7 in the fourth quarter, the Falcons opted to go for it and try to pick up the long first down. With the ball on their opponent's 39-yard line, they may have been just outside of field goal range.

Instead, they put the ball in Matt Ryan's hands and, as he often does, he looked to Jones. Luckily, Julio caught the safety sleeping and ran right by him, finding himself all alone. But sometimes, the easiest catches are the toughest to make.

Julio had a lot of time to think about the pass coming his way, and it bounced right off his hands. Again, it even happens to the best of us, though it doesn't happen much to Jones. Being targeted 157 times last season, Jones only dropped 4 passes.


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