Falcons vs. Eagles: Julio Jones, Roddy White among league's most explosive receivers

Kevin C. Cox

Julio Jones and Roddy White have become one of the league's top wide receiver tandems. They will challenge the Philadelphia Eagles' secondary.

Atlanta Falcons receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones both have over 50 catches, as does tight end Tony Gonzalez. Quarterback Matt Ryan has shared the wealth this season, and Atlanta is still the only undefeated team in the NFL.

Whichever receiver is covered by Nnamdi Asomugha on Sunday is going to force the Eagles' cornerback to have a busier day than he's used to, as Asomugha is a rarely-targeted defender. His 8.2 Cover Snaps/Target is fifth-highest among corners in the league. But that has benefited Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's production. He's grabbed three interceptions this season.

The matchup between this group of receivers and cornerbacks is going to be intriguing because of the level they are all known to perform.

The Faclons are hoping to continue their streak, while the Eagles are desperately trying to avoid falling to 3-4 and silence the critics of Andy Reid and Michael Vick. Something is going to have to give on Sunday.

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