The Chiefs and Buccaneers are on the point of don their Tremendous Bowl Sunday greatest.
It will be a departure from the norm for each groups this yr, with the NFC’s Bucs working as the house staff — both in a literal and figurative sense — however not carrying their normal residence purple tops. The identical may be stated for his or her AFC opponent, the Chiefs, who will likely be carrying their residence colours regardless of being designated because the away staff.
Get the dry-cleaning ticket helpful, iron out these hand towels and ensure the fortunate socks are as much as game-day snuff to match up with the squads in only a few weeks.
This is what it’s good to know concerning the top-tier uniform matchup in Super Bowl 55.
Buccaneers jerseys for Tremendous Bowl 55
Whereas the Buccaneers’ purple uniforms are normally their residence getup, the staff introduced on Jan. 27 that they are going to be donning white uniform tops with pewter pants in Tremendous Bowl 55.
The Bucs could be leaning into superstition a bit bit, as they’re undefeated whereas carrying this uniform combo in 2020, and have worn the away whites of their earlier two playoff wins over the Packers and Saints.
There’s additionally a little bit of a numbers recreation that performs into the choice, too, per ESPN’s Jenna Laine:
There’s truly a way to the insanity that’s the Bucs carrying white within the Tremendous Bowl.
Tom Brady is 4-1 all-time when carrying white in Tremendous Bowls (he’s 2-2 in blue). And 13 of the final 16 Tremendous Bowls have been gained by groups carrying white, per @ESPNStatsInfo. https://t.co/wCnTSnA9FZ
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) January 28, 2021
The uniforms, that are a drastic departure from their final unis and a return to the uniforms the staff wore within the early 2000s, are toned down and mellowed out from their final over-designed Nike digs.
The final time the Bucs have been within the Tremendous Bowl (Tremendous Bowl 37), they wore purple tops with pewter bottoms. The pants are the identical, however the tops usually are not. However possibly the Tremendous Bowl mojo is unchanged, too.
Chiefs jerseys for Tremendous Bowl 55
Whereas the house purple is one thing you do not see away from Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs will journey and put on their residence purple tops with white bottoms. Provided that the house staff will get to determine which uniform they’re carrying, the Chiefs have been pressured to go the wrong way.
That is excellent news for the superstitious KC followers: the uniform combo is the same the team wore of their Tremendous Bowl 54 over the 49ers final yr.
Who’s the house staff for Tremendous Bowl 55?
Whereas the Buccaneers are defending their residence turf, the NFL nonetheless has to designate residence and away groups within the Tremendous Bowl.
Coincidentally, the Buccaneers have been designated this yr’s residence staff, with the Chiefs working because the away staff. The Bucs grow to be the primary staff in NFL historical past to play in a Tremendous Bowl of their residence stadium, and have been lucky sufficient to additionally get the nod as the house staff.
Buccaneers report in white uniforms
The Buccaneers are undefeated within the 2020 season whereas carrying the white and pewter mixture this season (5-0), with the prior two video games coming within the playoffs (wins vs. the Packers and Saints).
They first wore the white/pewter combo in Week 6 vs. the Packers, a blowout win, and once more downed Inexperienced Bay within the NFC championship recreation whereas carrying the identical unis.
Chiefs report in purple uniforms
The Chiefs are 7-2 in 2020 whereas carrying the purple tops over white bottoms, and are 2-0 within the Tremendous Bowl carrying the purple tops, together with their win in Tremendous Bowl 54. They’re 2-0 within the playoffs this yr whereas carrying the red-over-white combo.
They wore the purple over white uniforms in a single highway recreation this yr, in Week 2 vs. the Chargers, a 23-20 additional time win.
The Chiefs additionally wore purple pants with purple bottoms as soon as this season in a Week 13 win over the Broncos.
Buccaneers Tremendous Bowl outcomes by uniform
That is simply the second Tremendous Bowl that Tampa Bay will play in. Their earlier win, a 48-21 win over the Raiders in Tremendous Bowl 37, got here whereas the Bucs have been carrying purple tops with pewter bottoms, and the jersey design is just like what’s being worn on the sector now.
Chiefs Tremendous Bowl outcomes by uniform
The Chiefs are enjoying of their fourth Tremendous Bowl, and have worn the identical uniform combo within the prior two. Excellent news for the superstitious (and even just a bit ‘stitious) KC followers: They’re 2-0 in Tremendous Bowls whereas carrying the red-over-white uniform combo, dropping in Tremendous Bowl 1 in white tops and bottoms. They’ve an opportunity to make it 3-0 in purple tops in Tremendous Bowl 55.