Eagles Hope It’s Black Sunday For Cardinals

Posted: November 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

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The Philadelphia Eagles announced this week via their Instagram account that the team would wear their black jerseys this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Philadelphia has typically worn these uniforms once a season; although, in recent years, the use of their black alternates has become more scarce.

This won’t be the first time that Philadelphia wears black at home against Arizona. The Eagles defeated the Cardinals 48-20 on Thanksgiving night 2008 while wearing the same uniforms. They’ll hope for deja vu all over again this Thanksgiving weekend. Here’s a list of the games that the Eagles have worn black in since the jerseys were introduced all the way back in 2003:


2003: 
11/16 vs. New York Giants (Won, 28-10)
2003: 12/21 vs. San Francisco 49ers (Lost, 31-28 in OT)
2004: 10/31 vs. Baltimore Ravens (Won, 15-10)
2004: 1/2/2005 vs. Cincinnati Bengals (Lost, 38-10)
2005: 9/25 vs. Oakland Raiders (Won, 23-20)
2005: 12/5 vs. Seattle Seahawks (Lost, 42-0)
2006: 11/19 vs. Tennessee Titans (Lost, 31-13)
2008: 11/27 vs. Arizona Cardinals (Won, 48-20)
2009: 11/29 vs. Washington Redskins (Won, 27-24)
2012: 10/28 vs. Atlanta Falcons (Lost, 30-17)
Record: 5-5

As one can see, the Eagles have worn their black uniforms more sparingly in recent years. This is likely due to the fact that the NFL mandated in 2007 that teams can only wear alternate uniforms once per season. In 2007, the Eagles utilized their “alternate uniform quota” on their 75th anniversary blue and yellow uniforms. In 2010, the same situation occurred, as Philadelphia wore their kelly green alternates for opening day.

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