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Julio Jones goes down, Chris Ivory steps up, but Falcons still lead

Chris Ivory, Thomas DeCoud AP

The Falcons may need to keep throwing to offensive linemen, because one of their starting receivers has gone down today in New Orleans.

Atlanta receiver Julio Jones limped off the field with what the team described as a leg injury, and is questionable to return. Jones was walking without assistance, but he was moving gingerly and appeared to be in pain.

Jones’s injury came during a stretch in which nothing was going right for the Falcons, as Chris Ivory scored on a sensational 56-yard touchdown run, one of the plays of the year in the NFL so far this season. Ivory showed off impressive speed and a powerful stiff arm on his way to the end zone.

The Saints also got a 29-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees to Jimmy Graham, making it the 52nd consecutive game in which Brees has thrown a touchdown pass. At that point the Saints had a 14-10 lead.

But the Falcons recovered nicely, with a long drive that culminated in Matt Ryan hitting Tony Gonzalez in the end zone for a touchdown to make the score 17-14 Falcons.

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8 Responses to “Julio Jones goes down, Chris Ivory steps up, but Falcons still lead”
  1. phillyphever says: Nov 11, 2012 2:03 PM

    “But the Falcons recovered nicely, with a long drive that culminated in Matt Ryan hitting Tony Gonzalez in the end zone for a touchdown to make the score 17-14 Falcons.”

    Can you edit this to mention Gonzalez’s 100th career TD pass please?

  2. trbowman says: Nov 11, 2012 2:03 PM

    He should have been active all year. Only reason Mark Ingram was playing over him is draft status. Much better player than Ingram.

  3. goodellsadouche says: Nov 11, 2012 2:14 PM

    Julio doin what Julio does best. Gettin hurt

  4. roddytorock84 says: Nov 11, 2012 2:15 PM

    Go Falcons!

  5. bathroomben7 says: Nov 11, 2012 2:28 PM

    I wonder how much Vilma is going to have to pay out for the Julio Jones injury

  6. goodellsadouche says: Nov 11, 2012 2:47 PM

    the same amount ya mother charges

  7. braddavery says: Nov 11, 2012 3:24 PM

    Not only has Gonzalez scored 100 TDs, he’s the only tight end in NFL HISTORY to score 100+ TDs.

  8. westof1club says: Nov 11, 2012 3:45 PM

    Chris Ivory and speed are never to be mentioned in the same paragraph again.

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