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The New Orleans Saints announced their uniform combination for Week 18’s game against the Atlanta Falcons: white jerseys and gold pants. So be sure to dress accordingly if you’re making the trip to Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
These gold pants have been controversial among fans and players, owing to the light color shading resembling khaki better than gold. And they were shelved altogether for a few years after Drew Brees suffered an injury to his throwing hand in Week 2 of 2019 against the Los Angeles rams — while wearing gold pants. Team captains vote weekly on each game’s uniform combo, and it took a while for any superstition around the gold pants to fade.
For the curious, here is the winning percentage the Saints have achieved in each of the different uniform combos they’ve worn during the Sean Payton era, dating back to 2006 (including the playoffs):
White jerseys, white pants: 8-3 (.727)
Black and Gold throwbacks: 2-1 (.667)
Color Rush alternates: 9-5 (.643)
Black jerseys, gold pants: 24-14 (.632)
White jerseys, black pants: 42-26 (6.18)
White jerseys, gold pants: 35-24 (.593)
Black jerseys, black pants: 46-33 (.582)