The reds return.
New England will wear their throwback uniforms for two games in 2023. pic.twitter.com/ik4nLKip7T
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) July 20, 2023
One of the best things about the lifting of the NFL’s one-shell rule last season was the return of New England’s “Pat Patriot” uniform, which the team wore as a throwback for two games.
Pat Patriot will be back this year, as New England announced today that the throwback uniforms will be worn for two 2023 home games:
- Sept. 17 (a Sunday night) against the Dolphins.
- Dec. 3, against the Chargers.
I wish they’d wear this uniform for three games (as the Falcons are doing this season with their throwback), but two games is still pretty good!
As an aside: Kudos to the Pats for listing the actual game dates in their announcement, instead of just “Week 2” and “Week 13.” I never understand why teams do that — sure, the week number makes sense to a season ticket-holder whose tickets are numbered by week, but the average fan thinks more in terms of game dates, right? Or at least I think more in terms of game dates.