— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 30, 2022
Oh no. Sheesh. Let’s start with the good news: the New Orleans Saints are wearing their fan-favorite “Color Rush” alternate jerseys in Sunday’s game with the Minnesota Vikings. And now the bad news: the Saints are also debuting their new black helmets in this game, making for an unappealing mismatch between the black lids and white-and-gold uniforms. While they’ll kick off from London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, this counts as a nominal Saints home game.
It’s not a good look. The helmets are fine, if a little too busy with the stripe of gold fleur-de-lis running down middle, but they don’t match the light-colored uniforms at all. What’s more frustrating is that the Saints saw how nicely the black helmets pair with their black home jerseys in practice all week, only to burn one of the few games they can use the “Color Rush” jerseys in a misfire with the black helmets. Maybe it’ll grow on us (a win sure would help). But this looks like a misstep.
Anyway. Here’s what you’re here for — the record the Saints have achieved while wearing each of their different uniform combinations, dating back to 2006:
White jerseys, white pants: 9-3 (.727)
“Black and Gold” throwbacks: 2-1 (.667)
“Color Rush” alternates: 9-5 (.643)
White jerseys, black pants: 42-26 (.618)
Black jerseys, gold pants: 24-15 (.615)
White jerseys, gold pants: 37-24 (.607)
Black jerseys, black pants: 46-34 (.575)