Julio Jones' Amazing Super Bowl Catch That Now Means Nothing


With 5:53 left to play in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl LI, the Falcons got the ball at their own 10-yard line. On the first play of the drive Matt Ryan's short pass to Devonta Freeman picked up 39 yards to put the Falcons around midfield.

With a 28-20 lead, Atlanta needed just one more score to put the game away and were in a great spot to do just that. On 2nd-and-9, Ryan stepped through pressure and lofted the ball to Julio Jones who made an incredible catch on the sideline to gain 27 yards and put the ball inside field goal range. The amazing, acrobatic, improbable catch should have led to Atlanta sealing the game.

Instead the next plays were: a loss of one on a run, a sack, holding penalty negating a completion, and before an incomplete pass on 3rd-and-33. Atlanta went from the New England 22-yard line on first down to punting from the New England 45.

You know what happens next. And this incredible catch by Jones means bupkis. Such is life for the Atlanta Falcons and their fans.

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