Falcons beat Jaguars 23-17, end 6-game losing streak
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Julio Jones scored for the first time in seven weeks, and the Atlanta Falcons ended a six-game losing streak with a 23-17 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Jones finished with nine receptions for 118 yards and set the franchise record for catches in a season. He has 118, breaking teammate Roddy White's mark of 115 set in 2010.
The Falcons (7-7) had lost six straight and even had some wondering whether they had given up after losing 38-0 last week at Carolina. But they showed resiliency against Jacksonville and won for the first time since Oct. 25.
The Jaguars (5-9), meanwhile, lost ground in the muddled AFC South and were all but eliminated in the division race.