Week 7 2015 Weekly Uniform Rankings

by Tim Brulia

14) Bills-Jaguars: BUF in white/white, JAX in black/black. Played in London, the first fully webcasted NFL game (thanks, Yahoo!) ever features all white vs. all black. All not so right. Coulda looked a lot better with the Bills in blue pants and the Jags in either teal jerseys and/or white pants.

13) Falcons-Titans: ATL in white/white, TEN in navy/navy. Hmph. You know me, love the Falcons in red over white. All white? Naw. The Titans in navy over white? Count me in. TT in all navy? Naw. Thank goodness for the columbia blue sleeve panels on the Titans or I'd have a fit.

12) Texans-Dolphins: HOU in navy/white, MIA in white/white. A heckuva lotta white, mostly Dolphin white. I don't know, but this all white Dolphin scheme just continues to be a wasted opportunity. Falis against a rather sharp Texans navy over white garb.

11) Ravens-Cardinals: BAL in white/black, ARI in red/white. Hmm, I'm not sure what more could be done here. The Ravens did right by me with the black pants, and the Cardinals do look nice in their red over white. Good combos that when meshed don't quite work out? Maybe. Should the Big Red have gone with a red-red look? Not really. Certainly not the worst of the week, but not the best, either.

10) Eagles-Panthers: PHI in white/green, CAR in black/silver. I have no issues with the Eagles in the white over green combo, because it's good. It's the Panthers in the black over silver. It's too, um, Raiders-like? The dashes of Carolina blue help, maybe they should go with the pale blue socks? Or better yet, the all black with the blue hosiery? But this matchup could attain glory with a blue touch up by Carolina.

9) Jets-Patriots: NYJ in white/green, NE in navy/silver. Except for that silly "white-out" in Week 3, the Jets have done the right thing in wearing the green pants with the white shirts. It does a lot to help the cause against the Pats navy over silver standard. Sharp matchup.

8) Cowboys-Giants: DAL in white/mint, NYG in blue/gray. This seems to be the NFL's version of MLB's Yankees-Red Sox. Every time they play each other, it's a national telecast. It's time to throw some variety into this mix. In the 1980's, virtually every time the Cowboys visited the Meadowlands, NY would force the Dallas hand and go WAH so they Pokes had to wear blue. It's time for this to return. Or at least try wearing the white pants, Giants. Normally a decent matchup, but becoming too familiar lately.

7) Saints-Colts: NO in white/gold, IND in blue/white. This isn't that bad, but I think I would have preferred the Saints in black bottoms as opposed to the gold for just a little variety. But somehow to my peepers the gold makes the Colts blue jerseys look more inviting.

6) Buccaneers-Redskins: TB in white/white, WSH in throwback burgundy/khaki. The Bucs do good by going with white trousers in this matchup. The 'Skins? Well, the throwback jersey is indisputably sharp, but the helmet logos and the throwback sleeve logos is just too much to bear for me. They don't match up and the left sleeve logo faces backward not forward. Solution: simply peel off the helmet decals and go plain burgundy. Next time, please.

5) Seahawks-49ers: SEA in alternate gray/gray, SF in red/gold. I suppose this doesn't count as color vs. color in some people's eyes, but it does mine. The Seahawks break out all gray against the Niners again as they did last season. Really, the grays seem to make the neon green pop a little more than the whites do. Pared against the Niners in bright red and gold, it's a not a bad sight.

4) Steelers-Chiefs: PIT in white/yellow, KC in red/white. Nothing fancy here, but some solid looking football uniforms. Red and yellow dominate with the proper dosage of Steeler black. One thing Chiefs: don't ever lose the sock stripes. They still hold up very well.

3) Vikings-Lions: MIN in white/purple, DET in honolulu blue/silver. Another sparkling NFC North uni matchup. No white helmets, but purple and silver lids atop white and bright blue tops accessorized by purple and silver pants. A sweet pairing.

2) Raiders-Chargers: OAK in white-silver, SD in alternate powder blue/white. Whenever the Chargers do the powder blue thing, hearts all across uni-geekdom soar. And maybe it's good that the Bolts use the powders as an alternate. It makes us appreciate the powders even more. They are so cool that they make the usually drab Radiers white over silver combo shine!

1) Browns-Rams: CLE in white/brown, STL in navy/white. Now, Brownies, this is looking good! Pairing a white jersey/brown pants/orange sock combo is quite eye appealing. And together with the Rams in navy over white and this looks dynamic.

That's a wrap for Week 7. We'll be back next week. Till then...you know the drill!

1 comment:

  1. The Week 7 uniform matchups left me sitting in a corner creating my own puddle of tears. Eleven of the 14 games made me sad.

    TB-WAS: would it kill the Bucs to wear their pewter pants? And I don't care for the Skins throwbacks. I just don't.

    PHI-CAR: I just don't like the Eagles in green pants.

    MIN-DET: Minnesota needs to ditch the purple pants

    ATL-TEN: it much be too much to ask for the Titans to wear white pants with their blue tops. I so miss their Columbia blue tops.

    CLE-STL: take a look at the last time these two met in St. Louis - Week 8 of '07. That's the way these two teams should go together.

    SEA-SF: the best of the worst, but I don't want my football teams to look like John Thompson is roaming the sidelines.

    BAL-ARI: I guess the Ravens met their self-imposed white-on-white quota for the season.

    HOU-MIA: one constant was ended this last Sunday - the Dolphins beat the Texans for the first time ever in a game that was more one-sided than the score indicated. But the other remained. In the 8 matchups, the home team has worn white jerseys every time - without exception. Schedule them on ESPN one time and see what happens.

    NYJ-NE: the J-E-T-S have only gone white-on-white once this year. And that was a home game. After two straight years of both teams getting it right both times, this one let me down.

    BUF-JAX: both teams wore the wrong pants. The Bills in blue pants and the Jags in white pants would have made this game decent enough.

    OAK-SD: I'm the ultimate NFL jersey nerd infidel in that I am **not** twitterpated by the Chargers in powder blue. I actually like the Tommy Prothro era unis the best - or I'll even take the Air Coryell years.

    That leaves only 3 for ranking - the medal winners.

    3. DAL-NYG: I'm with Tim in that it would be nice for the Giants to go WAH against Dallas like they did in '81 through '87. But this is passable.

    2. PIT-KC: these two have always done it right when meeting in Kansas City. The black gold and white bounces off the red and white with hints of gold beautifully.

    1. NO-IND: the Saints did it right with the gold pants. That, with their helmets, white jerseys and black numbers was a good look against the Colts traditional blue and white. Looked great just like they did in South Florida nearly 6 years ago.



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