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Falcons take 10-0 lead over Jags in 1st quarter

By George Henry

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Dec. 15 2011 7:16 p.m. MST

Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham (55) sacks Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in Atlanta.

John Bazemore, Associated Press

ATLANTA — Rookie Julio Jones caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan, Matt Bryant kicked a 33-yard field goal and the Atlanta Falcons led the Jacksonville Jaguars 10-0 through one quarter on Thursday night.

The Falcons, seeking their fourth victory in five games, took a 7-0 lead on their first drive when Ryan stepped up in the pocket and connected with Jones, the NFL's No. 6 overall draft pick, over the middle.

Roddy White had four receptions for 39 yards in the opening quarter to become the first Falcons receiver with 1,000 yards receiving in five straight seasons and the eighth NFL player to have at least 80 catches and 1,000 yards receiving in five consecutive years.

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