Team Ruff vs Team Fluff: Meet the starting lineup of Puppy Bowl XVI
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Team Ruff vs Team Fluff: Meet the starting lineup of Puppy Bowl XVI

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While America is getting ready for the Super Bowl, puppy athletes and kitten performers will be preparing for Puppy Bowl XVI, Animal Planet's annual puppy football game featuring rescue animals.

This year's event will once again feature “Team Ruff” against“Team Fluff.” Almost 100 puppies from 61 shelters across the country will compete to take home the “Lombarky” trophy. In previous years, all animals that participated found forever homes.

The Puppy Bowl action begins Sunday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. ET. A pre-game show begins an hour before the game. There will also be a Dog Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. ET featuring older pets that are often overlooked for adoption.

Here's a look at the starting lineup of Puppy Bowl XVI:

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