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Nickelodeon to air slime-filled, kid-friendly broadcast of NFL Wild Card game

Have you been waiting for the right time to introduce your children to the game of football? Welcome to the ultimate kid-friendly broadcast.

NFL player DeMarcus Ware, actor Ricardo Hurtado, and NFL player Wes Welker at the taping of Nickelodeon’s Superstar Slime Showdown at Super Bowl in Houston, Texas, premiering Sunday, Feb. 5, at 12pm (ET/PT). Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Nickelodeon

The NFL will partner up with CBS and Nickelodeon this year to air a special kid-friendly broadcast of the Wild Card round matchup between the Saints and Bears. The game is scheduled for Sunday, January 10 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Noah Eagle of Sirius XM will join CBS commentator and GMFB host Nate Burleson and Nick Star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green to call the game.

Leading up to the game, Nick will air a special Spongebob Squarepants pre-game show hosted by Broncos star LB Von Miller. The program will feature some of the best sports moments throughout the SpongeBob SquarePants series, which has been on the air since 1999. In one of the show’s more famous episodes, “Band Geeks,” Squidward starts a band, invited to headline the halftime show of the “Bubble Bowl.” Clips from this episode were aired in a special short ahead of Super Bowl LII.

If you’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to educate your children on all things football, you can check out NFL Nick Play ahead of the broadcast. There, you can find easy-to-understand, colorful and kid-friendly breakdowns of the game of football, including a printable family-style “Pick Em” sheet for some friendly competition with the kids.

How to watch the Nick NFL Wild Card broadcast

Your kids (and you — why not?) can catch this special edition broadcast of the NFL playoffs on Sunday, January 10th on Nickelodeon. This broadcast will feature the Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints facing off at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The game will also be available for viewing for free on all mobile devices via the NFL App.

If you’re looking to watch this broadcast on TV but don’t have access to Nickelodeon, you can live stream the channel through services like FuboTV, Philo, YouTube TV and AT&T Now “Plus”. These services often offer a one-week free trial that you can use to access this slimy broadcast of the Bears vs. Saints matchup in the Wild Card round.