How many NFL teams would lose to the new ‘Magic: The Gathering’ ‘Touchdown!’ card?

I love to imagine myself a contemporary renaissance guy, which is just about code for “I’m a huge nerd that happens to love sports, and those worlds are often at odds.” So, once I noticed an unboxing for the new Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair and feasted my eyes on “Touchdown!” I knew there had to be some investigation finished.

“If this spell was cast from your hand and you’ve cast another spell named Touchdown! this game, you win the game. Otherwise, put Touchdown! into its owner’s library seventh from the top and you gain 7 life.”

“Touchdown!” is a part of the Secret Lair sequence of releases, that are re-skinned playing cards from MtG the use of artwork from more than a few puts. This time it’s Blood Bowl, a football-themed skirmish miniatures recreation from Games Workshop, who’re accountable for Warhammer.

This is new artwork and a new title for “Approach of the Second Sun,” which is more or less a unusual card to give an explanation for — however other folks find it irresistible as it’s an “alternate win card.” That implies that as a substitute of lowering an opponent’s existence overall to 0, you simply have to meet the prerequisites on the card. Alternate win playing cards are all the time standard, although they’re infrequently that just right.

For some time there used to be a semi-popular deck known as “Blue-White Approach,” which used to be a regulate deck designed to prevent your opponent from casting spells whilst you’ll want to grind out the recreation and sooner or later solid Approach of the Second Sun two times, thereby profitable. Now it’s relegated to older, everlasting codecs the place it’s a distinct segment card, at very best.

Still, now that it’s named “Touchdown!” it’s sports activities. More importantly it establishes within MtG that two touchdowns mechanically wins the recreation.

Now, it would be in point of fact simple (and lazy) to simply provide you with an inventory of teams who gave up two touchdowns this season and be finished — however I’m some distance too discerning for that. In my head-canon no longer best does “Touchdown!” want to be solid two times, however it will probably’t be counterspelled both, as a result of we want “Touchdown!” again in the deck to be solid once more, no longer in the graveyard.*

In soccer an interception is the an identical of a counterspell. So I made up our minds to see how many teams threw two touchdowns (casting from hand), with out giving up an interception in between. This will let us know how many teams in 2022 would have misplaced to this Magic: The Gathering card.

Every 2022 NFL crew that would have misplaced to the Magic: The Gathering card “Touchdown!”

  • Week 1: Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Las Vegas Raiders, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts
  • Week 2: Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Washington Commanders, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings
  • Week 3: Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Las Vegas Raiders, Washington Commanders, Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Giants
  • Week 4: Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Commanders, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Las Vegas Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams

In overall 29 other teams would have misplaced a minimum of one recreation to Touchdown! this season. The best 3 teams who would no longer have misplaced a minimum of one recreation are the Saints, Patriots, and Browns.

The Colts stand by myself as the best crew in the NFL who would have misplaced each and every recreation this season in the event that they performed in opposition to the card as a substitute of soccer teams.

Finally, the card in opposition to the complete NFL would have a document of 48-17, proving {that a} unmarried Magic: The Gathering spell is overwhelmingly tough in opposition to skilled soccer avid gamers. Thank you on your time.

* If you’re a MtG participant I don’t want you to be pedantic about the reality Blue-White Approach ran 2-3 copies of the card for redundancy. Don’t take a look at to solid Stifle on my a laugh.

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