Puppy Bowl 2017 Lineup: Meet the cute dogs competing on Super Bowl Sunday

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We are just a couple of days away from the greatest sporting event of the year: the Puppy Bowl. On Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern, Animal Planet will air its annual event, which sees Team Fluff and Team Ruff compete (i.e. drag throw toys around a field) for the coveted Lombarky Trophy. 

For its 13th annual bowl, Animal Planet will be showcasing 78 puppies from 34 different rescue shelters across the country. The network has already introduced the starting lineup for this year's game. 

Below are several of 2017's fiercest contenders, organized by team. 

Team Fluff

Alexander Hamilpup
Alexander Hamilpup Animal Planet
Archimedes
Archimedes Animal Planet
Blitz
Blitz Animal Planet
Buddy Love
Buddy Love Animal Planet
Buttons
Buttons Animal Planet
Dawson
Dawson Animal Planet
Hope
Hope Animal Planet
Lucky
Lucky Animal Planet
Max
Max Animal Planet
Nikita
Nikita Animal Planet
Nyquist
Nyquist Animal Planet
Panda
Panda Animal Planet
Parfait
Parfait Animal Planet
Peanut
Peanut Animal Planet
Precious
Precious Animal Planet
Rory
Rory Animal Planet
Sable
Sable Animal Planet
Slippers
Slippers Animal Planet
Stretch
Stretch Animal Planet
Tucker
Tucker Animal Planet
Wilma
Wilma Wilma
Winston
Winston Animal Planet

Team Ruff

Beebop
Beebop Animal Planet
Bizmark
Bizmark Animal Planet
Bo
Bo Animal Planet
Daisy Moses
Daisy Moses Animal Planet
Daphne
Daphne Animal Planet
Doobert
Doobert Animal Planet
Foster
Foster Animal Planet
Puddles
Puddles Animal Planet
Smooshie
Smooshie Animal Planet
Squirt
Squirt Animal Planet
Striker
Striker Animal Planet
Wesley
Wesley Animal Planet
Winter
Winter Animal Planet
Woody
Woody Animal Planet
Ricky
Ricky Animal Planet