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Steelers to wear Color Rush on Sunday

The Steelers
26 Nov 2020, 05:30 GMT+10

Teresa Varley

When the Steelers take the field on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, in a huge AFC North showdown, they will be sporting uniforms that have treated them well for the most part since they were first introduced.

The team will wear their Color Rush uniforms this week, the first time they have done so in the 2020 season.


The Steelers are 5-1 when wearing the uniforms and are looking to improve on that record this week when they take on the Ravens.

The uniform has become a favorite with players and fans alike, a monochromatic look that was first introduced to wear primarily on Thursday Night Football, and since the team's game was switched to Sunday they will still wear them.

"I love them. I really love them," said Joe Haden. "They look sick. And we play well in them. You look good, you feel good, and you play good. I just really love them and am excited we get to wear them."

The uniform is a black jersey with gold numbers and gold stripes on the sleeves, while the pants are all black.

"I like those. I think it's a good change," said James Conner. "When we have one style of game pants, everyone is so used to seeing us in black and gold at home. When it goes all black, I think it looks solid. It's like the Dark Knight."

The Steelers first wore the uniforms on Christmas Day in 2016 when they defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 31-27, to win the AFC North. The team also wore them in 2017 against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field, a 40-17 win.

In 2018 the team wore them twice, the first time on Thursday Night Football when they defeated the Carolina Panthers, 52-21, at Heinz Field. They wore them a second time against the New England Patriots, a 17-10 win at Heinz Field.

The team also wore them twice in 2019, once in a win over the Miami Dolphins, 27-14, on Monday Night Football and in the only loss in them against the Buffalo Bills, a 17-10 defeat.

"All black means all business," said Mike Hilton. "Those Color Rush are probably our favorite uniforms."

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