2016 NFL playoffs schedule, Super Bowl LI coverage

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The race to Super Bowl LI has 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 divisional round | NFC divisional round | AFC wild card | NFC wild card | Full schedule

    AFC divisional round

    No. 4 Houston Texans at No. 1  New England Patriots

    Saturday, Jan. 14 | 8:15 p.m. ET | CBS | Game HQ page

  • Patriots a much different team than Week 3 version that crushed Texans
  • Texans get rematch with Patriots in divisional-round playoff game
  • Danny Amendola's return sparks question on how Pats will handle WRs
  • Playoff beard? No thanks, says Chris Long, who elects for mustache instead
  • Michael Floyd's sudden impact will benefit Patriots in playoffs
  • No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 2  Kansas City Chiefs

    Sunday, Jan. 15 | 1:05 p.m. ET | NBC | Game HQ page

  • Ben Roethlisberger in walking boot, but says he'll play in Kansas City
  • How scrambling has made Alex Smith a more effective quarterback
  • Chiefs have reason to feel more confident about playoff chances
  • Uneven play aside, Alex Smith will be judged on Chiefs' playoff run
  • NFC divisional round

    No. 3  Seattle Seahawks at No. 2  Atlanta Falcons

    Saturday, Jan. 14 | 4:35 p.m. ET | Fox |  Game HQ page

  • Julio Jones vs. Richard Sherman is marquee Round 2 matchup
  • How Steve Smith helped inspire Doug Baldwin vs. Lions
  • Dan Quinn knows more physical Seahawks team looming
  • Matt Ryan, offense look unstoppable going into playoffs
  • Part of reason Falcons defense is playoff-ready? Matt Ryan, offense

    No. 4  Green Bay Packers at No. 1  Dallas Cowboys

    Sunday, Jan. 15 | 4:40 p.m. ET | Fox |  Game HQ page

  • Rested Ezekiel Elliott ready for the playoffs
  • Simple answer for Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott's playoff inexperience?
  • Cowboys' success in 2016 borne from failures of 2015
  • In same spot as 2007, Cowboys know execution is key to advancement
  • AFC wild card

    (No. 4)  Houston Texans 27, (No. 5)  Oakland Raiders 14

    Game HQ page

  • Jadeveon Clowney, defense proving up to the task of carrying Texans
  • Brock Osweiler finds some redemption in leading Texans to playoff win
  • Players describe Jadeveon Clowney's ridiculous INT
  • Brock Osweiler will remain starting quarterback for Texans
  • Derek Carr's recovery Raiders' biggest offseason question
  • (No. 3)  Pittsburgh Steelers 30, (No. 6) Miami Dolphins 12

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  • Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers put rest of AFC on notice
  • Dolphins' playoff run was brief, but their future is bright
  • Le'Veon Bell torches Dolphins for Steelers playoff-record 167 yards
  • Dolphins QB Matt Moore officially cleared to return after big hit
  • NFC wild card

    (No. 3)  Seattle Seahawks 26, (No. 6)  Detroit Lions 6

    Game HQ page

  • How Steve Smith helped inspire Doug Baldwin vs. Lions
  • Behind Thomas Rawls, Seahawks start to regain identity
  • Lions annoyed with officiating after loss to Seahawks
  • Lions set NFL record for playoff futility
  • Lions exceeded expectations then fell flat in the end
  • How Seattle can make a run at Super Bowl
  • (No. 4) Green Bay Packers 38, (No. 5)  New York Giants 13

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  • Packers roll into Dallas behind vintage Aaron Rodgers performance vs. Giants
  • Aaron Rodgers connects with Randall Cobb for Hail Mary heading into halftime
  • Giants season still a success with return to playoffs
  • Full schedule

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