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2016 Postseason

Schedule for the 2016 NFL playoffs

Dates, times, and referee assignments for the NFL 2016–17 postseason.



Here are the times and dates for the NFL 2016–17 postseason. All times are Eastern. Referee assignments will be posted when available.

Wild Card Playoffs

Full crews | Coverage

Saturday, Jan. 7

  • ⁵Raiders at ⁴Texans, 4:35 p.m. ESPN ABC — Ron Torbert
  • ⁶Lions at ³Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. NBC — Brad Allen

Sunday, Jan. 8

  • ⁶Dolphins at ³Steelers, 1:05 p.m. CBS — Craig Wrolstad
  • ⁵Giants at ⁴Packers, 4:40 p.m. Fox — Ed Hochuli

Divisional Playoffs

Full crews | Coverage

Saturday, Jan. 14

  • ³Seahawks at ²Falcons, 4:35 p.m. Fox — Gene Steratore
  • ⁴Texans at ¹Patriots, 8:15 p.m. CBS — Pete Morelli

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • ⁴Packers at ¹Cowboys, 4:40 p.m. Fox — Tony Corrente
  • ³Steelers at ²Chiefs, 8:20 p.m.* NBC — Carl Cheffers

*Game rescheduled from 1:05 p.m. due to icy weather forecast.

Conference Championships

Full crews | Coverage

Sunday, Jan. 22

  • ⁴Packers at ²Falcons, 3:05 p.m. Fox — Bill Vinovich
  • ³Steelers at ¹Patriots, 6:40 p.m. CBS — Terry McAulay

Super Bowl LI

Sunday, Feb. 5

  • Patriots vs. Falcons†, 6:35 p.m. Fox — Carl Cheffers (full crew | coverage)

†designated home team

Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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