NFL Playoff Schedule: Matchups, times and TV info Super Bowl LI
January 2, 2017
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The NFL playoffs are set as 12 teams try to reach Super Bowl LI in Houston next Saturday as NFL wild-card weekend kicks off.
See how the playoff field took shape, which teams received byes, and how the next two weekends' matchups and TV listing schedules look.
NFC: No. 1 Dallas Cowboys (13-3) get bye
The NFC's top team, the Dallas Cowboys have home-field advantage until the Super Bowl. It gets a bye to the divisional playoffs and will face the worst remaining seed, either the Packers, Giants or Lions.
Where: AT&T Stadium, Dallas
When: Sunday, Jan. 15, 4:40 p.m. ET
NFC: No. 2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) get bye
Atlanta Falcons finished the year with four straight wins, taking advantage of a late-season slip by the Seahawks to nab the No. 2 seed. They'll be off until divisional weekend, when they will host the best remaining seed out the NFC, either the Seahawks, the NFC North champion or the Giants.
Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta
When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 4:35 p.m. ET
NFC: No. 3 Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1) vs. No. 6 Detroit Lions (9-7)
The Seattle Seahawks will be at home with the 12th man supporting them as the Detroit Lions come to town and visit the emerald city. The Detroit Lions are coming off a loss to the Green Bay Packers and it's always interesting when a dome team has to play outdoors in January.
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
When: Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET
NFC: No. 4 Green Bay Packers (10-6) vs. No. 5 New York Giants (11-5)
The Green Bay Packers will face the New York Giants in what could be one of the best games of the NFL playoff schedule. Aaron Rogers has been spectacular, Eli Manning is getting hot at the right time and the New York Giants defense has been playing lights out football.
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, or Ford Field, Detroit
When: Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET
AFC: No. 1 New England Patriots (14-2) get bye
The AFC front-runners have home-field advantage through the conference playoffs, earning a bye week for wild-card weekend. New England Patriots will face the worst remaining seed after wild-card weekend, either the Texans, Raiders or Dolphins.
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
When: Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET
AFC: No. 2 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) get bye
A win and a Oakland Raiders loss in Week 17 put the Kansas City Chiefs into the No. 2 slot in the AFC, giving them the coveted first-round bye. They'll wait a week and then face the best remaining seed, either the Steelers, Texans or Raiders.
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
When: Sunday, Jan. 15, 1:05 p.m. ET
AFC: No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) vs. No. 6 Miami Dolphins (10-6)
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
When: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET
AFC: No. 4 Houston Texans (9-7) vs. No. 5 Oakland Raiders (12-4)
Houston Texans will make their stand at home against the Oakland Raiders who will be without their star quarterback David Carr who broke his leg.
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston
When: Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET
And the rest ...
Sunday, Jan. 22
NFC Championship Game: 3:05 p.m. ET, FOX
AFC Championship Game: 6:40 p.m. ET, CBS
Sunday. Feb. 5
Super Bowl LI: 6:30 p.m. ET, FOX