The New Orleans Saints announced this week that they will be wearing their 1967-68 retro jerseys in today’s game against the Carolina Panthers, which begins at 1:00 pm ET on FOX.
This is the second consecutive season that New Orleans will be wearing the retro jerseys, featuring a simplified fleur-de-lis logo on the helmet, black jerseys with old gold numbers and traditional stripes on the sleeves, as well as old gold pants and socks to complement the sleeves.
The look resembles the one the Saints wore in their first two seasons as a franchise at home, but it is combined with their standard Vegas Gold helmet instead of old gold, as they opted to introduce a black helmet as a second option last season.
New Orleans is 6-1 in the throwback jerseys, including wins against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants in 1994, a win against the Buccaneers in 2002, wins against the Buccaneers and Houston Texans in 2011, and a loss to the Detroit Lions in 2016 and a win against the Los Angeles Rams in 2022.
These should not be confused with the Saints‘ Color Rush uniforms, which have been worn at least once per season since 2016, as they are based on the road look from the same season but combined with the aforementioned black helmets.
On the other hand, the Panthers will counter with their white away jerseys and either white or black pants. They are 0-2 this season in white jerseys with white pants, including a three-point loss to the Saints in Week 2, and 0-4 in white jerseys with black pants.