The Storylines That Will Determine Who Goes to Super Bowl 52

Blake Bortles, Nick Foles, the Jaguars defensive and more.

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Will the Vikings figure out how to deal with Fletcher Cox? (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

There are plenty of storylines to follow during the two championship games this weekend, but Sports Illustrated put together the top five you should absolutely keep an eye on. Blake Bortles’ performance is of course on the list. No one thought he would make it and a lot of people still don’t think he’s a very good quarterback. But last week, he delivered when the Jaguars needed him to and they’ve clearly made it this far with him involved. The other quarterback to watch is Nick Foles, and whether the offensive line will be able to protect him. As for the AFC championship game, the Jags’ defense is going to have to stop Dion Lewis, Rob Gronkowski and the Patriots run game if they want to have any semblance of a shot. And Minnesota needs to figure out how to deal with Fletcher Cox. Cox has been an absolute game-wrecker for the Eagles and gave the Falcons all they could handle last week. He might be the biggest matchup problem facing Minnesota on Sunday.

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