The NFL Playoffs begin with an AFC Wildcard contest featuring the fifth-seeded Oakland Raiders against the fourth-seeded, AFC South champion Houston Texans. The game will be on ESPN with the Monday Night Football crew handling the broadcast. You can, of course, join our live chat throughout the game in the comments below.
This game will be a strange one, including the first time in NFL history a player will make his first career start at quarterback in a Playoff game, with the Raiders’ Connor Cook receiving that honor. The Texans, meanwhile, will be back to Brock Osweiler under center after Tom Savage sustained a concussion.
Here is everything you need to know to watch the game:
(5) Oakland Raiders at (4) Houston Texans
AFC Wildcard Playoffs
Kickoff time: 4:35pm ET
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
TV Coverage: ESPN/ABC
Broadcast Team: Sean McDonough, John Gruden
Online Stream: WatchESPN
Odds: Houston -3.5 | O/U: 37