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Julio Jones had the biggest game of his career against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13 and afterward explained why he chooses not to gloat about it.

Don't waste your time sitting and waiting for Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones to brag about his personal-best 189 receiving yards in Sunday's win over the Arizona Cardinals. It's not in his DNA.

The former Alabama star finished the contest with 10 receptions for 189 yards and one touchdown. His 32-yard score in the first quarter came against a former LSU-rival, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson.

Days after Peterson claimed to have won most of the individual matchups against Jones in college, the Falcons' top receiver put on a show that left no room for debate who won in Week 13. Instead of gloating about his personal effort, Jones praised the ability of Peterson for personal reasons.

"Its just the way I was brought up," Jones said. "Opportunity. Im the type of person that if I get an opportunity, I try to take full advantage of it. You dont want to miss your blessings by talking crap to someone because you might need them later on in life. Thats just how I was raised."

Those who helped raise him were in attendance for Jones' career day. Admitting that he got a strong nine hours of rest from Saturday night into Sunday morning, Jones said he woke up and enjoyed a pregame meal with his family that included macaroni and cheese, tilapia and rice.

It was the right fuel for the receiver that teammate Harry Douglas said has the potential to be the greatest of all time.

"Anything is possible," Jones said. "Thats why I never tell people my goals; I never want to sell myself short. Im capable of doing anything."


I love Jones mentality, going to be fun watching him continue to grow in a Falcons uni biggrin.png

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Wait, we're NOT on the "trade him" kick we were on last week? I don't get this board!

I didn't expect him to say anything afterwards. He's always been a "let my play do the talking" type when it comes to media and comments. Even leading up to the game Peterson was the one talking. JJ really didn't bite. I like Peterson but he got his @ss handed to him yesterday. Guarantee he won't be begging the coaches to match up with him one on one next time they meet.

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