Atlanta Falcons Strike First With 46-Yard TD From Matt Ryan to Julio Jones (GIF)


The NFC Championship is underway, which means the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers are four quarters away from reaching the Super Bowl.

As you would expect in a game of this magnitude, both sides have come out fired up, but one team had a quick start.

Matt Ryan marched the Atlanta Falcons down the field and hit pay dirt with a 46-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Julio Jones. Jones was a good five yards behind the closest defensive back and there was no stopping him once he was able to break free. It was the first touchdown of over 40-yards allowed by the 49ers pass defense this season.

With the score, Atlanta holds a 7-0 first quarter. Here is a GIF of the first touchdown on this championship Sunday: