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Andy Samberg, Jimmy Fallon play Facekickers on The Tonight Show, with an assist from Carrie Underwood

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In order to celebrate the beginning of the NFL season, The Tonight Show introduced a brand-new game on Thursday night: “Facekickers.” The segment premiered with Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg as the inaugural opponent to Jimmy Fallon.

The object of Facekickers is to smash your opponent’s face (the glass one projected on a board, of course) by kicking a football into it.

The SNL alums were enthusiastic in their attempts to break each other’s faces, but both missed and wound up hitting their own likenesses instead. Fallon “pulled a hammy” and called for his backup, Carrie Underwood, to take his place.

Imitating an NFL kicker, Underwood lined up in good form, but her kicks didn’t live up to the precise setup. “Do whatever you feel like doing,” Fallon told Underwood after she tried throwing instead of kicking.

The three contestants gave up on kicking and all began throwing at the board, smashing each other’s faces repeatedly.


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