Five Super Bowl storylines to follow

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HOUSTON (Reuters) - Five storylines to follow when the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots meet in Super Bowl LI on Sunday. SWEET REVENGE If the Patriots beat the Falcons on Sunday it will be NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's job to present the Vince Lombardi trophy to the winner. That could present a few awkward moments for Goodell, who has been portrayed as public enemy number one in New England for suspending quarterback Tom Brady the first four games of the season for his role in Deflategate, the 2015 scandal around the use of deflated footballs. For his part Goodell says there are no hard feelings but Brady, New England coach Bill Belichick and Patriots fans have not been so quick to forgive and forget. WILL SHE OR WON'T SHE Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show and the big question hanging over the six-time Grammy winner's performance isn't what she is going to sing or her wardrobe choices but whether she will use the Super Bowl to stage some form of protest during the 13-minute concert. An advocate for gay, lesbian and transgender rights and a champion for inclusion, bookies are taking bets on whether Lady Gaga will use the halftime show to respond to United States President Donald Trump's controversial policies including travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority nations. SEVENTH HEAVEN FOR BRADY, BELICHICK Future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will enter uncharted territory when they make a record seventh Super Bowl appearance together. Brady, 39, has played under the direction of Belichick for the last 17 seasons and they have already racked up an impressive dual list of records, including the most postseason wins of any coach/quarterback tandem (with 24). If that is not impressive enough, the New England duo are each going for a record fifth Super Bowl triumph that would break Belichick's tie with Chuck Noll (Steelers), while Brady would move past Joe Montana (49ers) and Terry Bradshaw (Steelers) for most titles by a quarterback. KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES Wide receiver Julio Jones has been the most dangerous weapon in the Atlanta Falcons vaunted offensive arsenal all season but has been slowed by a nagging toe injury through the playoffs -- although that did not slow him down in the NFC title game when he caught a pair of touchdowns and piled up 180 yards. Jones has been limited in practice all Super Bowl week but says he will be good to go on Sunday. SACK LEADER BEASLEY TARGETING BRADY As Tom Brady goes so go the Patriots, so job number one for the Atlanta Falcons defense will be disrupting the Patriots quarterback who can't be allowed time to stand in the pocket and work his magic. Much of that task will fall on Falcons’ pass-rushing linebacker Vic Beasley, who led the National Football League with 15.5 regular season sacks. (Reporting by Steve Keating in Houston and Mark Lamport-Stokes; Editing by Andrew Both)