SUPER BOWL UNIFORM REMATCHUP OF THE WEEK: Raiders/Packers
Super Bowl II (aka Lombardi’s last game with Green Bay) wasn’t an especially compelling game aside from the terrific uniform matchup. Matter of fact, it might be the most underrated Super Bowl matchup ever. Sunday features the Packers in their home green and the Raiders in their white… but it still looks pretty sweet.
AFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME REMATCHUP OF THE WEEK: Bills/Chargers
Sunday in San Diego offers a rematch of the 1964 and ’65 AFL title games. Too bad the modern-day Bolts no longer feature the black numbers on the hat, the best part of those glorious old unis.
THROWBACK WE NEED TO SEE ASA & P: the Bengals’ original getups
In honor the Cincy/Houston matchup (which for longtime AFC Central fans likely conjures names like Dan Pastorini, Ken Burroughs, Ken Riley and Jack ‘The Throwin’ Samoan’ Thompson) I’m hereby making the formal request – nay, demand – that the Bengals come out for at least one game in the simpler, better uniforms they sported when they debuted in the NFL. And we’re on the subject of AFC Central throwbacks, it’s time for the Steelers to dump the gold hats. Thanks to those eyesores, Roethlisberger’s ankle was only the second-most painful thing on Thursday night.
THE YULETIDE SPIRIT MATCHUP OF THE WEEK: Chiefs at Jets
‘Cause of the green and red, understand?