2016-17 NFL playoffs schedule, Super Bowl LI coverage

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The 2016 regular season is over, which means the 2017 playoffs -- and the race to Super Bowl LI -- have begun. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and  Tom Brady and the Patriots are the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

From the wild-card round through Super Bowl LI -- which is Sunday, Feb. 5, at NRG Stadium in Houston -- ESPN.com has you covered.

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    AFC wild card | NFC wild card | Teams with first-round byes | Full schedule

    AFC wild card

    No. 5: Oakland Raiders at No. 4  Houston Texans

    Saturday | 4:35 p.m. ET | ESPN/ABC/WatchESPN | Game HQ page

  • Brock Osweiler to start at QB for Texans
  • Back as the starter, Brock Osweiler now has chance for redemption
  • Jack Del Rio: Raiders need to stand by Latavius Murray, stick to the run
  • Through offensive struggles, Texans have found success in no-huddle
  • Raiders' Del Rio noncommittal on starting QB
  • Should Raiders roll with Matt McGloin or Connor Cook in Houston?
  • Raiders' QB woes portend potentially short playoff stay
  • Texans' offense hardly looks ready for playoffs
  • No. 6  Miami Dolphins at No. 3  Pittsburgh Steelers

    Sunday | 1:05 p.m. ET | CBS | Game HQ page

  • Inexperienced Dolphins believe they're ready for playoff intensity
  • Steelers' David DeCastro doesn't care if Ndamukong Suh is dirty: 'He's a great player'
  • Dolphins playing wait-and-see with Tannehill
  • Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi ready for first taste of the playoffs
  • On playoff stage, Steelers ready to show Dolphins how they've changed
  • Dolphins must have a short memory, focus on Steelers
  • Steelers' playoff tuneup a near-loss to Browns but a win for health
  • Patriots expose several playoff concerns for the Dolphins
  • NFC wild card

    No. 6: Detroit Lions at No. 3: Seattle Seahawks

    Saturday | 8:15 p.m. ET | NBC | Game HQ page

  • Seahawks' run game still adjusting to life without Marshawn Lynch
  • Jim Caldwell made the playoffs again, so why is his job status in question?
  • Decision to pull Russell Wilson early vs. 49ers could have backfired
  • Russell Wilson could pose problem for Lions' defense
  • Jim Caldwell: 'Quantum shift' to get ready for playoffs and Seattle
  • Seahawks get favorable matchup against Lions at home
  • Detroit's recent play suggests playoff stay could be short
  • Seahawks' postseason hopes rest on Russell Wilson's arm
  • With chance to make history, Lions fall flat and skid into playoffs
  • No. 5: New York Giants at No. 4: Green Bay Packers

    Sunday | 4:40 p.m. ET | Fox | Game HQ page

  • Giants' playoff history in Green Bay will mean nothing come Sunday
  • Eight years in, Packers TE Jared Cook pumped about first playoff berth
  • Jack-of-all-trades Micah Hyde could help Packers defense turn the corner
  • Packers' momentum could turn 'run the table' from six wins to Super Bowl
  • A first look at who has the advantage in Giants-Packers
  • Giants should feel good about themselves heading into playoffs
  • Aaron Rodgers' magic carries Packers into playoffs on a run-the-table roll
  • Teams with first-round byes

    No. 1: New England Patriots

    Divisional round: Saturday, Jan. 14 | 8:15 p.m. ET | CBS

  • Patriots coordinators breaking down film as other teams reach out
  • After using 39 O-line combos in 2015, Patriots finish with nine this year
  • Michael Floyd's sudden impact will benefit Patriots in playoffs
  • Tom Brady sets NFL record for best TD to INT ratio in a season
  • How about love for O-linemen? Nate Solder a good comeback candidate
  • No. 2: Kansas City Chiefs

    Divisional round: Sunday, Jan. 15 | 1:05 p.m. ET | NBC

  • Charcandrick West's receiving skills surface again for Chiefs
  • Chiefs won't be content with anything less than a Super Bowl
  • Chiefs get AFC West title -- and the bounty that goes with it
  • How the Chiefs have built Travis Kelce into the top tight end in football
  • NFC

    No. 1: Dallas Cowboys

    Divisional round: Sunday, Jan. 15 | 4:40 p.m. ET | Fox

  • Cowboys have eyes forward, but success deserves reflection
  • Dak Prescott felt 'different' watching from sidelines but ready for playoffs
  • Cowboys leave Philadelphia healthy, ready for playoffs
  • In only six plays, Tony Romo shows he's still good enough
  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones enjoying team's improbable season
  • Cowboys end season with loss, but Tony Romo TD pass a highlight
  • Randy Gregory's playoff availability to be determined in 7-10 days
  • Morris Claiborne eyeing return for divisional round of playoffs
  • No. 2: Atlanta Falcons

    Divisional round: Saturday, Jan. 14 | 4:35 p.m. ET | Fox

  • Dan Quinn knows more physical Seahawks team looming
  • Kyle Shanahan won't let coaching interviews be a distraction
  • Dan Quinn: Vic Beasley (shoulder) has no limitations moving forward
  • Vic Beasley appreciates sack title, Von Miller's praise
  • First-round bye gives Julio Jones, Falcons chance to get healthier
  • Vic Beasley Jr., set for MRI, willing to play through shoulder injury
  • Matt Ryan, offense look unstoppable going into playoffs
  • Part of reason Falcons defense is playoff-ready? Matt Ryan, offense
  • Full schedule