The 2015 season was not very kind to the Atlanta Falcons who after going 6-1 in their first seven games, would only win two of their remaining nine to close out the regular season.
Amazingly, one of those two would be over divisional rival and previously unbeaten team the Carolina Panthers, in week 16.
A better year in 2016?
Atlanta saw quite a lot of success come through wide receiver Julio Jones and runningback DeVonta Freeman last season.
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Jones would set a career best of 1,871 receiving yards on the season and set the 2nd highest number of receiving yards for a single season in NFL history.
Now as the Falcons prepare for the 2016 season, Jones has come out with his ambitions for the upcoming year.
Quite ambitious but the Falcons number 11 has claimed that he can become the first player in NFL history to hit 2,000 receiving yards in a single season.
Although Jones is aiming high for his own personal stats, he is keeping his head focused on the team and their need to win.
"I can, but I'm going to do what helps the team win, if that's me getting 2,000 on the way to being a great teammate, let's do it. But if it's not required for me to win games, hey, I'm all about winning." - Jones on his 2016 aims
Jones is clearly determined to take the Falcons ahead of their 8-8 finish from last season and it will certainly be interesting to see if they can mount a play-off challenge in an already stacked NFC Conference.
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