When these two teams face-off, the Nickelodeon scene will be back in Dallas and should make this game even more fun.
Last year’s edition was the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears, so hopefully, this game is a better showdown. The question is, who gets slimed this year?
Here are four players likely to get slimed during the Nickelodeon game.
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel
Deebo Samuel is an easy choice.
The 49ers hybrid wide receiver has been electric all season long. Kyle Shanahan has found a way to use him effectively on the ground and in the receiving game, not to mention Samuel delivering a beautiful touchdown pass in Week 18 against the Los Angeles Rams.
If Samuel can continue to have success, the 49ers’ chances of getting the victory are pretty good — and Samuel could walk away with the slime.
If you aren’t familiar with the slime, here’s what it looked like last season as Saints head coach Sean Payton volunteered for the slime treatment.
Could Samuel be that guy this time around?
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott
Plain and simple, Dak Prescott needs to have a massive game to move on in the playoffs.
The Cowboys quarterback can’t throw away what could be his best opportunity to move on. The good news is that Prescott delivered in Week 18 against the Philadelphia Eagles with five touchdown passes and 295 yards.
However, this 49ers defense is a gritty group and should give Prescott problems — especially star DE Nick Bosa.
But, if Prescott can replicate a performance much as he had in Week 18, the slime could be his –, and a playoff win could also be his.
San Francisco 49ers TE Georgie Kittle
The other sparkplug for the 49ers is George Kittle. There’s more, of course, but the Samuel-Kittle duo has been tough to stop all season long.
The Cowboys defense is a ferocious group, but Kittle is a tough matchup for any and every team in the NFL. If Samuel gets bottled up, it usually allows Kittle to have a massive performance.
Dan Quinn must have been hard at work putting together a game plan to limit Kittle, but if not, the star tight end might end up with slime all in his long hair.
Dallas Cowboys LB Micah Parsons
Let’s not forget about rookie sensation Micah Parsons. The Cowboys linebacker has been unbelievable in his first season in the NFL and should walk away with the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.
The 49ers have a lot of talent on offense, and Parsons will be forced with the challenging task of navigating this impressive group of playmakers.
Can he put together a big outing in his first-ever playoff game? If so, put the young man in the slime.
Stats Courtesy of Pro Football Reference