An eyesore for the ages yesterday in Tennessee, and the Titans went blue over blue while the Broncos once again insisted on wearing white over navy, complete with the mismatched side panels. Woof!
Here’s how it looked in action:
Defense coming up CLUTCH. 💪
📺: CBS pic.twitter.com/OgMzb275cP
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) November 13, 2022
In other news from around the league yesterday:
- Former 49ers GM John McVay died on Oct. 31. Yesterday was the Niners’ first game since then (they had a bye last week), so they added a “JM” memorial decal, positioned alongside the “39” decal they were already wearing for former halfback Hugh McElhenny:
- Speaking of the Niners: Since they were playing the Chargers last night, I was a bit surprised that they didn’t wear their throwbacks as a way to echo Super Bowl XXIX. Hard to argue with last night’s gorgeous uni matchup, though:
- KC announced on Saturday that they’d be wearing a patch “during the game” to mark the 50th anniversary of Operation Linebacker, a Vietnam War operation in which the father of eventual KC linebacker Derrick Thomas was killed. As it turned out, though, the team wore the patch only on their pregame hoodies, not during the game. A source tells me that the plan all along was for the patch to be worn only for pregame, so the team’s announcement that it would be worn during the game was erroneous (additional info on the patch here).
- The Rams once again wore their alternate dishwater pants:
- In that same game, Rams defensive back Jalen Ramsey once again wore yellow socks while his teammates wore blue (he was fined for that earlier in the season):
- Not sure I’ve ever seen this before: For the overtime coin toss in the Bills/Vikings game, one of the Bills’ captains was defensive back Micah Hyde, who’s been on injured reserve since Week Two. Since he wasn’t playing, he was out there at midfield wearing sideline apparel (interestingly, there’s no rule against it):
- In Pittsburgh, a bunch of pigeons set up shop on the field during the Steelers/Saints game:
- In that same game, Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth lost part of a front helmet numeral:
- Bucs quarterback Tom Brady changed the color of his undershirt at halftime, switching from red to black:
- Only one home team wore white: the Dolphins.
Tonight: The Eagles host the Commies, in what should be a fairly normal-looking game.
(My thanks to Dave Buchanan, Kevin Cearfoss, James Gilbert, Nick Rath, and L.J. Sparvero for their contributions to this section.)