The New England Patriots will be the home team in Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles. This allows them to select which uniforms they want to wear, and they have elected to don road whites as opposed to their home blues.
The Eagles will be in their midnight greens:
Last season, the Patriots were the road team against the Atlanta Falcons. They also wore white uniforms in that game, and you could say that things turned out pretty well for them after overcoming a 28-3 deficit — the largest in Super Bowl history.
The time before that, against the Seahawks, they wore white and beat the Seahawks 28-24 thanks to Malcolm Butler’s game-sealing interception at the goal line.
Oh, and the Patriots wore white the first time they beat the Eagles in a Super Bowl, back in 2005.
As you could probably tell by now, wearing white has been good for teams in the Super Bowl in recent years. In fact, the team wearing white in the big game has won 12 of the last 13 Super Bowls. All time, the white team has a 33-18 record.
The Falcons had the choice of which jersey to go with last year, so they can really only blame themselves for that devastating loss that Brady and the Patriots handed them in Houston.
Clearly, selecting white uniforms is yet another example of Bill Belichick and the Patriots always playing everything to their advantage and knowing the game better than everybody else.