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.

 

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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

TV: FOX

 

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

TV: FOX

 

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

TV: NBC

 

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

TV: FOX

 

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

TV: CBS

 

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

TV: NBC

 

AFC: No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) vs. No. 6 Miami Dolphins (10-6)

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Miami Dolphins as Ben Roethlisburger and the Steelers defense will try to send Miami home early in the NFL playoffs.

Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh

When: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET

TV: CBS

 

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

TV: ESPN

 

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