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Julio Jones sets marks for most yards, catches through 90 games, is first with three 250-yard games

ATLANTA -- Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones had an NFL zz-season-best 253 yards receiving in Sunday's 34-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and set three records in the process.

Jones, who became the first player to record three games of more than 250 yards in a career, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, surpassed Hall of Famer Lance Alworth for the most receiving yards and Anquan Boldin for most receptions for a player through his first 90 NFL games.

"If we could just dial up 250 yards from him every week, it would be a pretty good recipe for success. He's so explosive. He's an unbelievable talent and an unbelievable competitor," quarterback Matt Ryan said.

"He's so humble. Obviously, it gets us going, for sure. We had a third-down situation where we threw it to him on the left side versus man-to-man coverage. He's physical, goes up and makes a great play. That was one of the plays that iced that game. It was impressive to see. Hopefully we can find ways to do that week in and week out."

Jones broke Alworth's mark (8,502 yards) in the first half, when he had 138 receiving yards on six catches. With his 253-yard effort, he now has 8,649 yards through his first 90 games.

He broke Boldin's mark in the second half with his eighth reception. He finished with 12 receptions to give him 563 for his career.

"My teammates did a great job. The offensive line did a great job keeping Matt upright and letting him deliver some shots downfield. Mohamed [Sanu] did a great job on the deep ball down the middle to me and gave me an opportunity to make a play," Jones said.

Boldin had 558 with the Arizona Cardinals through his first 90 games. Jones entered Sunday with 551 catches.

Jones now has three 100-yard games this season after going for 118 yards against Carolina and 108 against Green Bay.

Sunday marks the fourth time Jones has had 130-plus yards in a first half and the eighth time he's had 100-plus yards in a first half. It's the fifth time he's had two touchdown receptions in a first half.