Super Bowl 2021 uniforms: What color jerseys are the Chiefs, Buccaneers wearing today? Why white is important at home for Bucs

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Even though Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will make history Sunday as the first team to play at home in the Super Bowl, they won’t be doing it in their home uniforms. Instead, the Buccaneers will wear their white jerseys and pewter pants at Super Bowl LV, while the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs will wear red jerseys and white pants, the same outfits they wore last season when defeating the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

The Buccaneers – the designated home team by virtue of being the NFC representative – opted to wear white, which they wore when they defeated the Saints in the Divisional Round and the Packers in the NFC Championship, over their traditional home jerseys.

Over the course of the first 54 Super Bowls, the team wearing white jerseys is 34-20 (.630%), including 13-3 in the last 16 Super Bowls (see chart below). That streak started during the 2004 season, when Tom Brady’s Patriots defeated Andy Reid’s Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. Brady – who is playing in his 10th Super Bowl – is 4-1 when wearing white jerseys versus 2-2 when wearing blue.

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Past Super Bowl uniforms worn by winning teams

SUPER BOWL

WINNING TEAM

JERSEY COLOR

2004 – XXXIX

PATRIOTS

WHITE

2005 – XL

STEELERS

WHITE

2006 – XLI

COLTS

WHITE

2007 – XLII

GIANTS

WHITE

2008 – XLIII

STEELERS

WHITE

2009 – XLIV

SAINTS

WHITE

2010 – XLV

PACKERS

GREEN

2011 – XLVI

GIANTS

WHITE

2012 – XLVII

RAVENS

WHITE

2013 – XLVIII

SEAHAWKS

WHITE

2014 – XLIX

PATRIOTS

WHITE

2015 – 50

BRONCOS

WHITE

2016 – LI

PATRIOTS

WHITE

2017 – LII

EAGLES

GREEN

2018 – LIII

PATRIOTS

WHITE

2019 – LIV

CHIEFS

RED

How to Watch Super Bowl LV

  • When: Sunday, February 7, 2021

  • Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT)

  • Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

  • TV Channel: CBS

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