The Patriots and Tom Brady are back in the big game for the 10th time in the franchises history. With the game being played in Minnesota, Belichick’s boys have chosen to wear their road white uniforms for Super Bowl LII. I know what you’re saying, who gives a f*ck what color they are wearing? Well, if you’re even the least bit superstitious, there is a convincing stat that we should all take a look at. According to ESPN’S Mike Reiss, the team wearing white jerseys has won the Super Bowl in 12 of the previous 13 seasons. That’s a 92.3% winning percentage.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) January 23, 2018
The Patriots got to choose which uniforms they wanted to sport, seeing as Super Bowl LII is an even numbered SB, the Patriots are the home team. This is the fifth time the Patriots have been the home team and the first they have ever elected to wear white instead of the home blues. The Patriots are 3-1 in Super Bowls when wearing white uniforms, including the last two and are 3-0 under Bill Belichick.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss detailed the Patriots’ history wearing their red, white, or blues.
XXXVI (20-17 win over Rams)
XXXVIII (32-29 win over Panthers)
XLII (17-14 loss to Giants)
XLVI (21-17 loss to Giants)
XX (46-10 loss to Bears)
XXXI (35-21 loss to Packers)
XXXIX (24-21 win over Eagles)
XLIX (28-24 win over Seahawks)
LI (34-28 win over Falcons)
The Pats were wearing their blue uni’s in both of the Super Bowl losses to Eli Manning and the Giants. A helmet catch and Mario Manningham’s sideline bomb. You don’t have to be superstitious to elect to distance yourselves from those memories.
[h/t Mike Reiss]