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Raiders at Texans Wildcard playoff live chat, TV schedule, and online stream info

Let the Playoffs begin!

Houston Texans v Oakland Raiders Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

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