In a surprise move (at least to me), the Colts have announced that they’ll be wearing their 1956 throwbacks for this
Sunday’s Saturday’s home game against the Steelers. As you can see above, the throwbacks differ from the team’s primary uniforms in several respects, including the following:
- The horseshoes are on the back of the helmet instead of the sides.
- Instead of the two UCLA-style shoulder stripes, there are three sleeve stripes.
- The TV numbers are on the shoulders instead of the sleeves.
- Instead of two lines of striping down each pant leg, there’s just one stripe.
- The nose bumpers are blank.
- The number font is ever-so-slightly different:
In addition, the socks have three stripes (let’s just hope the players actually wear them):
The Colts have worn this throwback uni on two previous occasions and lost both times. They dropped a 38-31 game to the Bucs in 2021 (photos here), and last year they lost 24-17 to the Steelers (photos here), the same team they’ll be facing this Saturday.
The Colts wore a variation on this throwback design, with a white jersey and blue helmet — but still with the horseshoes on the back — for a 2010 game against the Eagles (you can see video from this game here):