We’ve obtained the answer to the most pressing Philadelphia Eagles‘ question.
With their walk-off overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, not only did Chip Kelly’s squad arguably save their season, but they won their third game while wearing their midnight green jerseys.
The team’s only other win this season came while wearing their black-on-black alternate jerseys, with all four losses coming while the team was wearing their white jerseys.
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Many fans have suggested that the white jerseys are ‘bad luck’, and while the polar opposite splits with the jerseys are probably nothing more than a funny coincidence, why take any chances and wear the white jerseys when you don’t have to?
With five of their final eight games at home, the Eagles will get to choose which jerseys they wear in just over 60 percent of the rest of their games, including their Sunday showdown with Dan Campbell’s Miami Dolphins.
According to Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, the team will wear their midnight green jerseys with the white pants for their week nine tilt.
Eventually, there’s a real chance that the Eagles could lose a game while wearing the midnight green jerseys. That said, both this week and next week they have winnable home games against the Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and presumably will wear their green jerseys for both games.
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Frankly, if the team is able to win it’s week 15 showdown against the Arizona Cardinals, they could win the rest of their home games (Dolphins, Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins) while wearing their midnight green jerseys.
For the three road games they have — against the Detroit Lions, New England Patriots and New York Giants — it’s possible they will have to wear their white jerseys because the opposing team more or less has their jersey picked based off of what jersey the home team is wearing. It has happened, like in week three against the New York Jets, that the Eagles get to wear their green jerseys on the road because the home-team elects to wear their white jerseys. The Eagles themselves even picked wearing their white jerseys at home in week two, likely because of the possibility of heat in September. It’s worth noting that they lost that game, however.
As mentioned earlier in their article, the Eagles did wear their black-on-black jerseys for one of their four wins this season. The team wore those jerseys twice last season, so it’s possible for a big home game (think week 15 against the Cardinals) that they go black-on-black again.