The struggles continued for
Jones came down with a 6-yard grab on the opening drive, followed by a 14-yard reception on the ensuing drive. He caught a 16-yard pass from Matt Ryan in the second quarter and didn't make another grab until late in the fourth quarter. Jones caught a screen pass and took it up the field for a 22-yard gain to keep the chains moving, his longest of the day. He dropped a crucial third-down screen pass that could have kept the chains moving. Instead, the Falcons gave the ball back to the Lions, which led to Detroit's game-winning kick as time expired.
Jones was targeted six times and finished with four catches for 58 yards in a 22-21 defeat. He has 13 catches for 182 yards over his last three games. He has been held out of the end zone since the third week of the season.
The Falcons are on a bye Week 9 before returning Week 10 at Tampa Bay.
The probables are left guard
"It starts with me," he said on NFL Network. "I got to go out there and make plays when they are presented to me. I got to go out and catch the ball, be more of a deep threat.
"We are out there misreading or dropping balls. We have to fix that. It's nothing that the defense is doing; we have to fix that here."
Atlanta plays the Lions in London on Sunday.
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/9/14||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|11||11/16/14||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|14||12/8/14||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|