Today the New Orleans Saints have announced they will be wearing throwback uniforms during this Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans at the Superdome.
The uniforms are from their inagural 1967 season and are “retro” in every way. Some fans love them, while others dispise them, but the Saints will hit the field sporting the 1960′s look regardless.
1967: Helmets – Gold helmet, black Fleur-de-Lis emblem with white outline on both sides with black/white/black center stripes and grey facemasks. Jerseys – Black, gold numerals (white trim) with white and gold sleeve stripes & TV numerals on shoulder; White, gold numerals (black trim) with black & gold sleeve stripes & TV numerals on shoulder. Pants – Gold with black/white/black stripes. Socks – White with black & gold stripes. — neworleanssaints.com
It’s been a long nine years since the Saints have broken out their throwbacks, the last time coming in a 23-20 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002.
Let’s hope this time sporting the throwback uniforms goes as well as the last. New Orleans had a terrible showing against the Texans in the preseason, their offense rolled the Saints defense throughout the first and second quarter.
Quarterback Matt Schaub completed 12 of 16 passes for 163 yards, running back Arian Foster ran in two touchdowns, Andre Johnson caught four passes for 100 yards, and Ben Tate rushed for 95 yards — all in the first half — and now the Saints are looking for retribution.