Julio Jones Delivers Nasty Stiff Arm During Big Run in Falcons vs. Eagles

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistSeptember 7, 2018

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons warms up prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
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Julio Jones was ready for Week 1. 

After sitting out the entire preseason, Jones made a statement on the Atlanta Falcons' first drive Thursday night and broke out a vicious stiff arm on Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod after taking a handoff on an end-around. 

Jones accounted for 54 yards of total offense on Atlanta's first drive. 

However, he didn't see the field on 3rd-and-goal or 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line as the Falcons opened their 2018 campaign with a turnover on downs. 

The Falcons might want to try keeping their best player on the field near the end zone moving forward.   

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