2016 NFL playoffs and Super Bowl coverage

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The 2015 playoff field is down to four teams -- as the Patriots, Broncos, Cardinals and Panthers will vie for two coveted spots in Super Bowl 50.

Whether you want the latest on the conference title games or to look back on previous rounds, ESPN has you covered.

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  • Graziano: Biggest questions heading into conference championship week
  • Barnwell: Blueprints to beat the final four teams
  • Jump to: AFC championship | NFC championship | AFC divisional round | NFC divisional round | AFC wild-card | NFC wild-card | Full schedule

    AFC Championship Game

    New England Patriots at Denver Broncos
    Sunday, Jan. 24 | CBS | 3:05 p.m. ET

  • Wallen: What Brady-Manning history tells us about this week (infographic)
  • Legwold/Reiss: Peyton Manning-Tom Brady XVII highlights AFC Championship Game
  • Van Valkenburg: Tom Brady's big reveal
  • Neumann: The Ultimate Brady-Manning Quiz
  • Stats & Info: Top stats to know: Brady-Manning XVII
  • Sando: New England's deep playoff runs mean extra practice -- a lot of it Insider
  • Outsiders: Peyton Manning's playoff career is better than you think Insider
  • Legwold/Reiss: Two elite quarterbacks, one unforgettable rivalry
  • Reiss: If Patriots want different result vs. Broncos, this is what has to change
  • Legwold: Gary Kubiak makes it clear, if healthy, Peyton Manning is the guy
  • Reiss: Patriots' Tom Brady hasn't produced typical winning results in Denver
  • Sando: Ranking Peyton's best defenses ever Insider
  • Legwold: 'Battle-tested' Broncos know how to win close games
  • Clayton: Forget Brady vs. Manning -- it's Brady vs. Wade
  • Reiss: Chapter 17 of Brady vs. Manning will be special
  • Reiss: Why the Patriots can beat the Broncos
  • Legwold: Why the Broncos can beat the Patriots

  • Legacy check: Manning vs. Brady
  • Better year: Brady '07 or Manning '13
  • Roundtable: What's next for Brady vs. Manning?
  • NFC Championship Game

    Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers
    Sunday, Jan. 24 | FOX | 6:40 p.m. ET

  • Newton/Weinfuss: Breaking down the NFC Championship Game, Panthers vs. Cardinals
  • Weinfuss: Bruce Arians' coaching philosophy comes from Bear Bryant
  • Schatz: Cardinals' blitz-heavy strategy could backfire against Cam Newton Insider
  • Newton: The best QB battle on Sunday will be Newton-Palmer, not Brady-Manning
  • Newton/Weinfuss: Tale of the Tape -- Cardinals wide receivers vs. Panthers defensive backs
  • Newton: Panthers LB Luke Kuechly: 'I don't need a nickname. My name is Luke'
  • Weinfuss: Success on road puts Cardinals in good place to advance, statistically speaking
  • Trotter: Larry Fitzgerald relishing another run
  • Newton: Carolina ball? It's hard to describe, but it's all about winning
  • Newton: Josh Norman dedicated Panthers' game to friend who lost cancer fight
  • Weinfuss: Carson Palmer, Cam Newton first Heisman QBs to face off in playoffs
  • Weinfuss: Why the Cardinals can beat the Panthers
  • Newton: Why the Panthers can beat the Cardinals
  • AFC divisional round

    New England Patriots 27, Kansas City Chiefs 20
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  • Reiss: Pumped-up Tom Brady leads way as he's set to play in 10th AFC title game
  • Teicher: Chiefs fail against Patriots to do the things that got them to playoffs
  • Seifert: Clock management again bites Chiefs coach Andy Reid
  • Denver Broncos 23, Pittsburgh Steelers 16
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    NFC divisional round

    Arizona Cardinals 26, Green Bay Packers 20
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  • Weinfuss: Larry Fitzgerald helps Carson Palmer get his first playoff win
  • Demovsky: Another Hail Mary couldn't save the Packers from playoff elimination
  • Weinfuss: Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald shines again on big stage
  • Demovsky: High highs and low lows for Packers in playoff loss to Cardinals
  • Seifert: Carson Palmer rewards the Cardinals' trust
  • Wilde: Stuck on sideline, Aaron Rodgers watches Packers' season end ... again
  • Carolina Panthers 31, Seattle Seahawks 24
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  • Newton: Panthers take control of the NFC from Seattle, advance to NFC Championship
  • Kapadia: Disastrous first half dooms Seahawks in loss to Panthers
  • Cimini: Jermaine Kearse leads Seahawks' unsuccessful rally
  • Kapadia: Russell Wilson after loss: We will be back
  • AFC wild card

    Kansas City Chiefs 30, Houston Texans 0

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  • Teicher: Chiefs erase 22 years of playoff stink with shutout Texans
  • Ganguli: Brian Hoyer dismal as Chiefs embarrass Texans
  • Sando: Breaking down options at QB for the Texans Insider
  • Ganguli: Five questions facing the Houston Texans this offseason
  • ESPN Stats & Information: Alex Smith is efficient and effective
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 18, Cincinnati Bengals 16

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  • Fowler: Steelers leave Cincinnati bruised, battered -- and alive in AFC playoffs
  • Harvey: Penalties from Vontaze Burfict, Adam Jones, keep Bengals from advancing
  • SportsNation: Martavis Bryant's eye-popping touchdown catch in 5 photos
  • ESPN Stats & Information: Bengals-Steelers rivalry is a painful one
  • NFC wild card

    Seattle Seahawks 10, Minnesota Vikings 9

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  • Kapadia: Russell Wilson, Seahawks escape with victory against Vikings
  • Goessling: Adrian Peterson's fumbling issues loom large in Vikings' loss to Seahawks
  • Kapadia: Three plays that made the difference for the Seahawks
  • ESPN Stats & Information: The numbers were very much in Blair Walsh's favor
  • Goessling: Offensive line, offensive identity top Vikings' list of offseason questions
  • Green Bay Packers 35, Washington Redskins 18

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  • Demovsky: Packers look like a team to fear again after playoff win over Redskins
  • Keim: After playoff elimination, Redskins face plenty of work in quest to return
  • Keim: Kirk Cousins' contract among issues facing the Washington Redskins this offseason