2016 NFL playoffs schedule, Super Bowl LI coverage

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The race to Super Bowl LI is on, with the New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys taking the top seeds and every home team winning so far.

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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  • What win probability charts show about every 2016 NFL playoff game
  • Nation: Divisional round predictions, scores for every game
  • NFL evaluators predict divisional-round games  Insider
  • Barnwell: Ranking the clearest Super Bowl routes
  • FiveThirtyEight: Playoff, Super Bowl predictions
  • Clayton: Ranking playoff losers best set up for 2017  Insider
  • 11 games, 1 winner: NFL Insiders predict entire 2016 playoffs bracket  Insider
  • O'Connor: Cowboys-Patriots is a Super Bowl worth rooting for
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    AFC Championship Game | NFC Championship Game | AFC divisional round | NFC divisional round | AFC wild card | NFC wild card | Full schedule

    AFC Championship Game

    TBD at TBD

    Sunday, Jan. 22 | 3:05 p.m. ET | Fox |

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    NFC Championship Game

    TBD at TBD

    Sunday, Jan. 22 | 6:40 p.m. ET | CBS | Game HQ page

  • The Atlanta Falcons will host the NFC Championship Game if the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The Falcons will travel to Arlington, Texas, for the NFC Championship Game if the Cowboys beat the Packers.
  • 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

  • Tom Brady's 32nd postseason game means he's played two extra seasons
  • Texans' Vince Wilfork's career could end Saturday where it started
  • Tom Brady: 'You're not promised next week; we have to go earn that'
  • Brock Osweiler wants to 'write great ending' to Texans' season
  • Texans will need perfect plan to beat heavily favored Patriots
  • They may struggle describing him, but the Patriots love Martellus Bennett
  • J.J. Watt still making mark on Texans despite injury
  • Michael Floyd appreciates slower pace around Foxborough
  • Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus has been marvelous in playoffs
  • Seifert: Patriots' LeGarrette Blount one of best values in NFL history
  • From Connor Cook to Tom Brady: Texans' QB challenge gets big upgrade
  • Malcolm Butler turns vow into 'wow,' Bill O'Brien calls him one of NFL's best
  • Texans players using 16-point line as motivation versus Patriots
  • Texans' Wilfork not buying Pats favorite talk
  • Patriots begin practice without starting DT Alan Branch
  • This playoff appearance has been a Long time coming for Patriots vet
  • Bill O'Brien claims he won't use massive betting line as motivation
  • Texans ride Lamar Miller in return from ankle injury
  • Patriots a much different team than Week 3 version that crushed Texans
  • Patriots among biggest playoff favorites since 1998
  • No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 2  Kansas City Chiefs

    Sunday, Jan. 15 | 8:20 p.m. ET | NBC | Game HQ page

  • Steelers' next challenge: Keep win streak alive on road vs. Chiefs
  • FiveThirtyEight: Is this the year the Chiefs finally have a breakthrough?
  • Ben Roethlisberger wants efficiency, and 'I'll start with myself'
  • Jeremy Maclin, Spencer Ware could have big impact for Chiefs
  • Five years after being fired by Chiefs, Todd Haley thriving with Steelers
  • Steelers: Joey Porter to be with coaching staff vs. Chiefs
  • Little Tyreek Hill could have another outsized impact for Chiefs
  • Vision quest: Steelers' Le'Veon Bell speaks success 'into existence'
  • Gronk of the Heartland: Travis Kelce lives for the spotlight
  • Chiefs' Alex Smith has raised game in the playoffs
  • Roethlisberger not limping, says he's 'good'
  • Last season's playoff experience gives Chiefs good feeling this time
  • Kimes: The uncomfortable reality of Tyreek Hill's success
  • Foot injury, Arrowhead crowd are two obstacles in Ben Roethlisberger's way
  • Chiefs have fared well against high-scoring opponents
  • Marcus Peters didn't see a lot of Antonio Brown the last time around
  • Bell: I'm changing NFL like Curry changed NBA
  • Tomlin: Porter's arrest won't distract Steelers
  • Tomlin: Blame me for play call that hurt Big Ben
  • Bowen: Who's tougher to stop: Le'Veon Bell or Antonio Brown?  Insider
  • For Chiefs to beat Steelers, Travis Kelce & Co. need to step up
  • Can Steelers' D be Super Bowl catalyst? Marcus Gilbert thinks so
  • Arrowhead Stadium will be ready at long last for another playoff game
  • Riding Le'Veon Bell changed the Steelers' season
  • How the Chiefs have changed since Steelers rout in October
  • NFC divisional round

    (No. 2)

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  • Matt Ryan puts playoff past behind with another MVP-worthy effort
  • Seahawks fall short of Super Bowl goal during average season

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

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

  • Aaron Rodgers, Packers look to ride momentum past Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
  • Dak Prescott and the rookie QB Super Bowl curse
  • Inside Aaron Rodgers' 8.3-second masterpiece
  • Emmitt Smith heaps praise on Ezekiel Elliott
  • How do the Packers replace Jordy Nelson? Let Aaron Rodgers count the ways
  • Packers win Super Bowl 51? One A.I. platform believes so
  • How Packers can pull off divisional-round upset  Insider
  • Inside Jason Witten's title quest for the Cowboys ... and Tony Romo
  • Dak Prescott credits his rise to the Cowboys' village
  • Cowboys enter Sunday with edge on Packers run defense
  • We can agree: Dez Bryant caught it
  • Ty Montgomery's Texas-sized dream will become reality against Cowboys
  • Improved J.J. Wilcox delivering big hits on regular basis
  • To bye or not to bye? That was the question for Packers' Mike McCarthy
  • Sean Lee ready to enjoy the moment, have fun in playoffs for first time
  • Nerves? Only the good kind for Cowboys' Dak Prescott
  • Rodgers: Aiming for win, then get Nelson back
  • Finally healthy, Packers CB Damarious Randall ready for Cowboys receivers
  • Cowboys will be ready for Aaron Rodgers' Hail Mary if it comes up
  • Success of Cowboys' offensive line part skill, part good fortune
  • Cowboys' secondary equipped to control Aaron Rodgers
  • Cowboys hope Ezekiel Elliott has Ohio State-type playoff run
  • Packers' run D gets shot at redemption against Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys defense knows it will be challenged by Aaron Rodgers
  • Claiborne returns as Cowboys continue to heal
  • Outside the numbers: Where Jordy Nelson will be most difficult to replace
  • Why give rise to the Dak Prescott dink-and-dunkers?
  • Packers, Cowboys rely on quarterbacks in different ways
  • How one preseason play shaped Cowboys' feelings for Dak Prescott
  • '36-year-old Julius Peppers' still going strong as Packers head to Dallas
  • FiveThirtyEight: Can The Packers Keep Winning Without Jordy Nelson?
  • All these years, plays and receptions later, Jason Witten doesn't forget
  • Block to infinity: When protecting Aaron Rodgers, Packers must work overtime
  • AFC wild card

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

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  • 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
  • NFC wild card

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

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  • 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
  • (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
  • Hail, Yeah: How Aaron Rodgers' prayer put the Giants to bed
  • A frame-by-frame look at the Packers' Hail Mary
  • Giants season still a success with return to playoffs
  • Odell Beckham had a case of the drops ... and a rough game
  • Full schedule