— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 27, 2016
The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers have announced which uniforms they will wear for Super Bowl 50, which is just over a week away.
With the Broncos being the home team, they have first choice and they decided to go with their all white uniforms, which is interesting since they typically wear orange jerseys at home.
The Broncos explained their reason for wearing all white.
In seven previous Super Bowls, the Broncos are 0-4 in orange jerseys, 1-1 in white and 1-0 in blue. The Carolina Panthers, their Super Bowl foe, will wear their black jerseys; they’ve lost both playoff games they’ve played in them — two years ago to San Francisco and seven years ago to Arizona.
This is not the first time a team has chosen to wear a jersey other than its primary home jersey when it had the option. In Super Bowl XL, the Steelers had the jersey choice, but opted to wear white after winning three consecutive postseason games on the road. Pittsburgh defeated Seattle, 21-10. New England, which wore white at home in 1985, opted to wear its red jerseys (its home choice for most of its history to that point) in Super Bowl XX, but fell, 46-10 to Chicago.
The Broncos are the fourth team to choose to wear white for a Super Bowl, joining the Cowboys in Super Bowls XIII and XXVII and the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVII. Designated home teams that opt to wear white in the Super Bowl are 3-1; designated home teams that wear their colored jersey are 17-28 and have lost nine of the last 10 times.
Sounds like Denver is hoping history will help them win the big game.
Below is a photo of Peyton Manning’s jersey with the Super Bowl patch.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 26, 2016
— Broncos TV (@BroncosTV) January 27, 2016
The Panthers have announced they’ll wear their black jerseys with silver pants. They could have also have worn their alternate blue jerseys.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) January 26, 2016