Wild Card Weekend Uniform Rankings

So we are now in postseason mode at the GUD and here are the rankings for the first weekend of playoff action.


Bengals-Texans: CIN in white/black, HOU in all dark blue.Rather pleased and surprised that both teams opened the 2012 playoffs in dark pants. This game was a rematch of last year's Wild Card Game. The difference being that both clubs wore white pants!. It might have been better if say, the Bengals wore black pans while the Texans would have checked in with white trousers. But the Texans pulled off the surprise with the all navy look. I liked it because it is a rarely seen encounter and gives it a nice color boost.

Vikings-Packers: MIN in all white, GB in green/yellow. Same matchup as worn in Week 13. And liked this then and I like it now. Somehow, the Packers green/yellow brings out the best in any uni matchup. Here, it makes the minimal purple on the Vikings (clad in white) pop with sparkle and not a purple haze. The design elements of the Vikings' unis may be one thing, but the shade of purple is rich and right.

Colts-Ravens: IND in all white, BAL in purple/black. The Colts, in their stark whites against the Ravens in two-toned dark, the purple jerseys and the black pants. his was the best possible uni matchup for this game and it wins high marks from me. Had the Ravens gone all black, it would have been overpowering. Had the Ravens rocked white pants, it would dulled my senses with too much white. But this was the right mix. The Colts blue trim actually complimented the Ravens kit. Very nicely done, guys.

Seahawks-Redskins: SEA in all white, WSH in burgundy/yellow. Seahawks with a mild surprise by deciding to go all vanilla while the Skins appeared to junk the white pants. Good thing they did go with yellow pants for this one, with the Hawks in all white. I think given the choice between the white, gray or navy pants, Seattle would have been best off with the gray pants, a good half way compromise for this encounter. This was good. It could have been better, but then again, it could have worse.

So, in a tight race with no real stinkers in the lot, this is how I rank these games:

4) SEA-WSH
3) MIN-GB
2) IND-BAL
1) CIN-HOU

Please check in next week as we critique the Divisional Round.

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