Jones tried to carry offense with sore toe

FEBRUARY 5, 2017 HOUSTON TX Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches the ball during a scoring drive as the Atlanta Falcons meet the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, February 5, 2017. John Spink/AJC

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FEBRUARY 5, 2017 HOUSTON TX Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches the ball during a scoring drive as the Atlanta Falcons meet the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, February 5, 2017. John Spink/AJC

Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones was not much of a factor in the 34-28 loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

Jones, who was playing with sore turf toe/sprain, made four catches for 87 yards. He made was spectacular catch along the sideline in the fourth quarter.

On the Falcons’ first touchdown drive, Jones had catches for 19 and 23 yards to help set up Devonta Freeman’s 5-yard touchdown run.

On the Falcons next possession, Jones had a catch for 18 yards to help set up Austin Hooper’s 19-yard touchdown catch.

In the fourth quarter, with the Falcons the ropes and holding on to a 28-20, Jones made a spectacular 27-yard grab along the sidelines to put the Falcon at New England’s 22-yard line.

All the Falcons needed to do was stay in field goal range, but the offensive line collapse. Two plays later, Ryan was sacked by Trey Flowers for a loss of 12 yards.

On third-and-23, Ryan completed a pass to Mohamed Sanu to move the ball to the 25 yard line, back in field goal. But the play was nullified by a holding penalty on left tackle Jake Matthews.

A third down pass to Taylor Gabriel was incomplete and the Falcons had to punt.

With 3:30 left in the game, Brady drove the Patriots 91 yards for the game tying touchdown and two point conversion.