Week 16 Weekly Uniform Rankings

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#16. Raiders-Panthers: OAK in white/silver, CAR in black/silver. If it weren't for the touch of blue on the Panthers, this would resemble an inter-squad game. As such, this is a bit of a dullard for me. This is one of the more lackluster matchups for the season, sorry to say.

#15. Patriots-Jaguars: NE in white/silver, JAX in black/black. The Jaguars miss a beautiful opportunity when they switched to the all black look. This game would have been a real good matchup. But then...well, never mind. Sorry, Pats. You deserve better.

#14. Giants-Ravens: NYG in white/gray, BAL in alternate black/black. It took the Ravens until Week 16 to bust out the all black uni. Wish it would have been until Week 36. I'm not a fan of all black. Much prefer purple/black for the Ravens. Working against the Giants white and gray with red as the dominant trim color, it was a missed opportunity. 

#13. Bills-Dolphins: BUF in blue/white, MIA in white/white. Lots of white, one jersey, two helmets, two sets of pants. So with that in mind, we have to look at the trim colors. And they do help out. A bit. orange, red, aqua, blue does provide a good mix of secondary colors to the white's utter dominance here.

#12. Chargers-Jets: SD in white/navy, NYJ in green/white. Good looking game, not great. Could have stood to see the Jets in all green, but after being shamed by the Patriots on Thanksgiving night in that get-up, maybe the Jets thought it a good idea to park that combo.

#11. Colts-Chiefs: IND in white/white, KC in red/white. Colts in the staid but true all white with all blue trim and the Chiefs in the staid but true red jerseys and white pants. No surprises, but there doesn't have to be here. 

#10. Falcons-Lions: ATL in white/white, DET in honolulu blue/silver. Falcons in the blah all white combo, but that is offset by the Lions eternally smooth shade of blue and the silver with the hint of black. Falcons red trim does do this one a little bit of justice.

#9. Bears-Cardinals: CHI in white/navy, ARZ in red/white. Decades ago, these two were crosstown rivals. These colors hearken back to those long ago days. Very bright matchup, with the navy, red, white, and tastes of orange and black. 

#8. Bengals-Steelers: CIN in white/black, PIT in black/yellow. A lot of black to be sure, but the orange and yellow make up for that some. If the Bengals would have rocked their orange socks here, that would have really perked this one up.

#7. Browns-Broncos:  CLE in white/white, DEN in orange/white. Did you ever think I'd say something like "too much orange??" Well, there is plenty of it here. But really, I'm not complaining. Brown and dark blue act as trim colors and it's refreshing to see a very unusual combo of trim colors supplementing orange as a dominant color. 

#6. Titans-Packers: TEN in white/light blue, GB in green/yellow. This is actually a rather a jarring matchup. A very modern-like look in the Titans various shades of blue against a very traditional Packer uniform. As such, it's a beauty.

#5. Saints-Cowboys: NO in black/gold, DAL in white/mint. After 11 straight games in the black pants, the Saints revert to the gold pants. It works well here. Metallic colors work well, even if they don't align properly on their own teams. Good job, guys.

#4. Redskins-Eagles: WSH in white/yellow. PHI in green/white. You gotta give the NFC East bunch some credit. They have a load of diverse colors. With this game, it means that the Redskins will have shelved the burgundy pants for the entire 2012 season. And here, that isn't really a bad thing at all. Eagles green plays well on the Redskins garb.

#3. Vikings-Texans: MIN in all white, HOU in dark blue/white. This is a rather nice array of color. Purple, yellow, blue, red. A nice spectrum, even if conservatively used.

#2. 49ers-Seahawks: SF in white/gold, SEA in navy/navy. A traditional/contemporary matchup. The Seahawks feature one of the better dark/dark looks in the NFL and going against the gold shades of the Niners with the bright red trim on the white jersey, this is very much an eye pleaser.

#1. Rams-Buccaneers: STL in white/dark blue. TB in red/pewter. This is a sweet one. Just one instance of white, the Rams' jerseys. Then you have red, blue, pewter. And a little gold and a little black. A good mixture of color. Thumbs up!

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