This weekend, the 2016-2017 NFL playoffs are finally kicking off! As the 2016 season winds down, six teams in the American Football Conference will be competing for the chance to play in the AFC Championship Game on January 22.
The AFC Playoffs start on January 7 with the first wild card playoff between the no. 5 Oakland Raiders and the no. 4. Houston Texans. On January 8, the no. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers host the no. 6 Miami Dolphins. The surviving seeds will then face either the no. 2 Kansas City Chiefs or the no. 1 New England Patriots in the divisional playoffs the following week. Finally, on January 22, the last two teams will compete for the Lamar Hunt Trophy in the AFC Championship Game.
Which team is going to win the AFC Championship in 2017? Can rookie quarterback Connor Cook take the Raiders on a miracle run? Will Tom Brady and his Patriots win yet another AFC championship? Or will Ben Roethlisberger be taking his Steelers to the Super Bowl for the fourth time? Vote up the NFL team you think is most likely to win the AFC Playoffs in 2017!