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Link Tank: Nickelodeon’s NFL Playoff Coverage Is The Real Winner


Nickelodeon broadcasted an NFL playoff game for the second year in a row and it was a viral hit with kids and football fans alike. We interviewed the game’s broadcasters for a behind-the-scenes look!

This year’s slime-filled, kid-focused event took place on Sunday at AT&T Stadium as the Dallas Cowboys took on the San Francisco 49ers. Things didn’t go the Cowboys way, and despite their best efforts for a late game comeback, they fell to the 49ers, 23-17, but regardless of the score, the broadcast could not have been more exciting and several key moments went viral.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, last year’s game between the Saints and Bears had just 3,000 fans in attendance, but yesterday there were nearly 95,000 screaming Cowboys fans in attendance. Little did they know, they were all getting slimed! The augmented reality graphics were on another level this year, as Nickelodeon partnered with The Famous Group to provide real time AR graphics such as a giant slime monster lurking behind the defense, SpongeBob in the goal post, and even the Nickelodeon blimp sliming the field before kickoff. Den of Geek’s Colby Olson and Jack McMullen sat down with play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle and Nickelodeon star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green for an interview ahead of the game. Watch below for Noah and Gabrielle’s full thoughts on covering this epic game for Nickelodeon.

For more coverage from Jack McMullen and Colby Olsen, check out our new Den of Geek Network sports brands, Just Baseball and Just Gridiron.





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