As the Super Bowl LVI “home” team against the Los Angeles Rams, the Cincinnati Bengals got the first pick on the jerseys they’ll wear during the big game, dictating what the Rams will wear as well.
These Bengals chose black jerseys, white pants and orange socks in a fun reveal moment. This forced the Rams to wear white jerseys at their home stadium.
And as it turns out, that paints a pretty dire historical picture for the Bengals from a jersey record standpoint.
Lindsay Jones and Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic explained:
“For those keeping the score even, 14 of the last 17 Super Bowl winners wore white jerseys. That includes the Patriots three years ago when the Rams, the home team designated for Super Bowl LIII, wore their royal blue jerseys.
The Bengals are 1-1 in their chosen jersey color, although the victory was the triumph over the Raiders to end the 31-year drought.
Keep in mind that orange Cincinnati jerseys weren’t allowed due to league rules regarding “alternate” jerseys.
Either way, the Bengals haven’t let curses and trends hurt them much this year, so maybe that won’t matter, will it?