Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers have announced that they will be wearing their home and away jerseys at the Super
Bowl LVIII, which will take place on February 11th at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (6:30 p.m. on CBS).
The Chiefs have a record of 2-1 in Super Bowls and wear red helmets, red jerseys, and white pants, including wins over the Minnesota
Vikings in Super Bowl IV and the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, as well as a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.
San Francisco also holds a 2-1 record in Super Bowls and features gold helmets, white jerseys, and white pants, with wins over the
Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVI and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV, and the previously mentioned loss to Kansas City.
At first glance, this year’s matchup may seem visually similar to Super Bowl LIV. However, the 49ers have since updated their jerseys,
now featuring the popular saloon font below the collar and three instead of two stripes on the sleeves.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs have added a patch in honor of late minority owner Norma Knobel Hunt, the widow of team founder Lamar Hunt who
passed away in June. It appears on the right shoulder below the Super Bowl logo patch.
This has led to a bit of a jersey traffic jam for Kansas City, who also have a patch for Lamar Hunt on the left shoulder. So much
so, that the captain’s patches, added for the postseason, have been shifted from the right to the left shoulder.
The Chiefs and 49ers have met a total of eight times in these jersey combinations, with Kansas City winning six in a row. The last time
San Francisco won a game in this series in white jerseys was on December 26, 1982.
However, what could work in favor of the 49ers is that 16 out of the last 19 Super Bowls have been won by the team in white jerseys, including
last year when the Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII while wearing white jerseys over red pants.