Matt Ryan and Julio Jones brought down some team records — and the defending NFC champions.
Ryan shredded Carolina's defense, passing for a team-record 503 yards and four touchdowns, Jones had 12 receptions for a Falcons-record 300 yards, and Atlanta overwhelmed the struggling Panthers 48-33 on Sunday.
A week after being held to one catch in a win at New Orleans, Jones had a 75-yard scoring catch late in the game as Atlanta (3-1) solidified its early hold on the NFC South lead. Jones' 12 catches came on 15 targets.
"We got Julio the ball in space and when he has the ball in space he's so explosive," Ryan said.
The totals by Ryan and Jones are...