Earlier this month, a Detroit fan started an online petition to have the Detroit Lions organisation change the halftime show for their game against the Green Bay Packers tomorrow (November 24).
The Canadian band decided to participate in the Funny or Die video to make fun of the situation and themselves.
"They called us up. They said, 'This whole debacle that's going on in Detroit is just lunacy. We here in the comedy field think it's just perfect for making fun of, and if you guys would like to come down here...'" frontman Chad Kroeger told MTV News.
"We're huge fans of Funny or Die and anything Will Ferrell is associated with - we're there. So we're like, 'Absolutely, we'd love to come and make fun of the whole thing and ourselves at the same time'."
Nickelback's new album Here and Now is out now.
The Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving game against the Green Bay Packers will be played tomorrow at 11.30am (EST) on Fox.
> Nickelback web browser block launched to avoid band
Watch Nickelback's Funny or Die video below (warning: strong language):