Get excited: the New Orleans Saints announced that they will be wearing their popular “Color Rush” variant uniforms in their prime-time matchup with the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving. The gold-on-white jerseys are among the best looks the team has used in the Sean Payton (dating back to 2006), and also their winningest, with a 9-3 record and a win percentage of .750.
Hopefully it makes a difference. The Saints are managing a ton of injuries on offense and defense, working without their best running back (Alvin Kamara), offensive lineman (Ryan Ramczyk), and defensive lineman (Marcus Davenport). It’s an uphill battle against one of the NFL’s hottest teams.
For the curious, here is how the Saints have performed in each of their different uniform combos during Payton’s tenure as head coach, including the playoffs:
“Color Rush” alternates: 9-3 (.750)
White jerseys, white pants: 8-3 (.727)
“Black and Gold” throwbacks: 2-1 (.667)
Black jerseys, gold pants: 23-14 (.622)
White jerseys, black pants: 42-26 (.618)
Black jerseys, black pants: 46-32 (.590)
White jerseys, gold pants: 33-24 (.579)