The Philadelphia Eagles will debut all black uniforms during Sunday’s game against NFC East division rival New York Giants.
The Sunday Night Football event will be the first time that the Eagles sport black shirts alongside black paints. While the Eagles are no strangers to black jersey’s, they have never worn those jerseys with black paints.
News of the new uniform was leaked by Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin. During an interview with radio statio 94WIP he revealed, “We will be wearing all black, for the first time ever I think. We’ve always wore black jerseys with white pants, but we will be in all black, which is going to be very cool for Sunday night.”
Following his interview the official Philadelphia Eagles Twitter account confirmed the all black uniforms.
All. Black. Everything. #BlackSunday pic.twitter.com/Go6QbgI1EI
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 6, 2014
This marks the first time in the franchises 81-year history that the Eagles will be wearing all black. However, fans of the franchise shouldn’t really be surprised by the move. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly often changed uniform combinations for his players at the University of Oregon.
The all black Eagles uniforms have led many New York Giants fans to claim that their dressing for their own funeral.
@RyanRuocco Reminds me of when knicks tried to dress for funeral and then they lost…hopefully the Eagles lose also http://t.co/RAjZVlJrfG
— Frankie P (@FrankieP0308) October 9, 2014
New York Giants fans might be poking fun at the all black Eagles uniforms, but right now Philadelphia sits tied atop the NFC East with a 4-1 record. The Cowboys are also 4-1, while the Giants are one game behind at 3-2.
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