Jan 21, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater (18) is joined by teammates for the coin toss before the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Both Jacksonville and the New England area have been preparing for this titanic AFC Championship Game over the past week. For fans of the Jaguars, it’s one chance to show that the Patriots are no longer the class of the conference. The Patriots and their fans are looking directly at a date with history and a potential second consecutive Super Bowl appearance.

Not that he needed to hype this game up too much, The Rock is out here giving us all an awesome introduction to the AFC Championship Game.

Talk about getting people pumped. The Rock has been in the news recently, primarily due to a potential run for President in 2020. Currently an actor, the former wrestling star is associated with football in a big way. He starred for the national champion Miami Hurricanes college football team back in 1981.

A brand more than anything, it doesn’t take a lot for Dwayne Johnson to get us pumped up for anything.

Add in the popularity of these two franchises heading into the AFC title bout, and that’s magnified even further.

Our data confirms that the Patriots themselves rank as third-most most popular sports franchise over the past week. The Jaguars come in at 17th on the SNIPdaily Franchise Top 100, and seventh among NFL teams.

Whoever comes out on top there will be the toast of the NFL heading into the Super Bowl next month.

And for his part, we’re just sitting back hoping that Dwayne Johnson does in fact decide to run for President. The debate between him and Donald Trump would be all sorts of great — potentially taking place in the WWE ring itself. Because, why not?

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