Wide receiver Julio Jones scored on an 80-yard touchdown play and helped Atlanta beat Tampa Bay 24-23 on Sunday.
Jones caught six passes for a career-high 147 yards. It marked his fourth game this season to gain more than 100 yards.
On the Falcons’ game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, Jones caught a 15-yard pass and was stopped by former Alabama teammate Mark Barron. Barron finished with five tackles for the Bucs.
Other top performances of former Alabama players Sunday in the NFL:
–Cleveland beat Pittsburgh 20-14, and Trent Richardson scored the winning points on a 15-yard run in the third quarter. He rushed 29 times for 85 yards and caught four passes for another 27 yards. Richardson has seven touchdowns this season.
–Defensive lineman Marcel Dareus had five tackles in Buffalo’s 20-13 loss to Indianapolis. He also had a sack of the Colts’ Andrew Luck for a 7-yard loss.
–Running back Mark Ingram gained 27 yards on 10 carries as New Orleans lost to San Francisco 31-21. Safety Roman Harper had seven tackles, including one for lost yardage.
–Defensive back Javier Arenas made a team-high five tackles in Kansas City’s 17-9 loss to Denver. He also defended two passes and returned two punts for 23 yards.
–Cincinnati defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry made his third sack in six games as the Bengals beat Oakland 34-10. He brought down Carson Palmer for a 10-yard loss in the third quarter.
Gilberry finished with three tackles, while defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick had one. For Oakland, linebacker Rolando McClain had six stops.
–Baltimore linebacker Courtney Upshaw had two tackles, including a 4-yard sack of Phillip Rivers, in a 16-13 overtime win over San Diego. Noseguard Terrence Cody had two tackles for Baltimore. For the Chargers, linebacker Jarret Johnson had two tackles and combined on a sack.
–Arizona safety Rashad Johnson had a tackle as the Cardinals lost to the Rams 31-17.
–On Monday night, Philadelphia (guard Evan Mathis and middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans) will face Carolina.
–In the Canadian Football League, Calgary lost to Toronto in 100th Grey Cup 35-22. Former Alabama linebacker Juwan Simpson had four tackles for the Calgary Stampeders.