— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 25, 2020
The New Orleans Saints will be wearing black jerseys with matching black pants when they kick off with the Green Bay Packers on “Sunday Night Football.” It’s the second time in three weeks that New Orleans will be using this uniform combination, having gone with their “Color Rush” alternates in Week 2’s loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Maybe this will help get them back to their winning ways.
We have to ask: were their gold pants lost at LAX after last year’s road loss to the Los Angeles Rams? The Saints haven’t worn gold pants again since that game, when the Rams went with their away uniforms, forcing the Saints into black jerseys. Since then, they have rotated between the black-on-black and white-on-white looks, with “Color Rush” used as often as the NFL will allow it. It would be nice to mix that up now and then with a color combo that’s been a staple of Saints football the last 15 years.
And for the superstitious: we’ve put together the total numbers for every combination used in the Sean Payton era, all the way back to 2006:
White jerseys, white pants: 5-1 (.833)
“Color Rush” alternates: 6-3 (.667)
“Black and Gold” throwbacks: 2-1 (.667)
Black jerseys, gold pants: 23-13 (.639)
Black jerseys, black pants: 42-27 (.609)
White jerseys, black pants: 38-25 (.603)
White jerseys, gold pants: 31-24 (.564)