The Lions will close out the regular season by wearing their godawful grey alternate uniforms and blue alternate helmets for Sunday’s home game against the Vikings.
This will be the second time this season that the Lions have worn this combo. The first time was on Oct. 30, when they defeated the Raiders, 26-14 (additional photos here):
The Lions introduced the grey uniform as part of their most recent uniform overhaul in 2017. The grey design was originally worn with the team’s primary silver helmet, but the lifting of the one-shell rule allowed the Lions to add a blue alternate helmet to the combo this season:
There have been lots of hints that the Lions will have new uniforms for 2024. If so, Sunday’s game could be the swan song for the grey alternate — and not a moment too soon. Scrapping the grey would be a textbook case of addition by subtraction, plus it would free up the blue helmet to be paired with a more appropriate alternate uni.
Sunday’s Lions/Vikes game is scheduled to kick off at 1pm Eastern.