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Five things to keep an eye on if Panthers' DE Jared Allen doesn't play

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen is doubtful for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against Arizona with a fractured foot.

What happens if he can’t play? Here are five things to know as the top-seeded Panthers (16-1) attempt to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2003 season:

The pressure Allen created will be missed: The NFL’s active sack leader with 136 hasn’t taken down a quarterback since Carolina beat Indianapolis on Nov.