The New England Patriots are going blue when they take on the Big Blue.
The Patriots will wear their alternate “Color Rush” jerseys three times this season, the team announced Wednesday.
The Patriots will wear their all-blue uniforms in Week 6 against the New York Giants, Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns and Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs. All three are home games. Their matchup against the Giants is on a Thursday night. The games against the Browns and Chiefs both are on Sundays at 4:25 p.m. ET.
The Patriots debuted their alternate jersey in 2016 in a game against the Houston Texans. They wore them in 2017 against the Atlanta Falcons and in 2018 against the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers.
This is the first year the Patriots will wear the alternate uniform three times in one season.
Here’s what the alternates (top) look like compared to their traditional home uniforms (bottom):
Because we know people will ask, the Patriots no longer are permitted to wear their throwback “Pat Patriot” uniforms because players are required to wear the same helmets all season. The helmets that go with those uniforms are white.
The Patriots told UniWatch they will not wear their 1990s royal blue throwbacks this season, either.
This seems like a missed opportunity since the NFL is making a big deal out of 2019 being the league’s 100th season.