Patriots pick road white jerseys for Super Bowl

The New England Patriots will wear their road white jerseys for Super Bowl LII next month, the team announced Tuesday on Twitter.

As the “home” team for the Feb. 4 game against the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the defending champions had their choice of which jersey to wear.

Their choice of road whites over their blue home jerseys means the Eagles will be sporting either their home uniform combination of green jerseys and white pants or their alternate uniforms consisting of black jerseys and black pants.

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According to ESPN, the Patriots have seen their greatest success in the Super Bowl when decked out in white.

They have a 3-1 Super Bowl record while wearing white, including last year’s comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI and a win over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005. In fact, the last time they lost the NFL’s big game while wearing white was to the Green Bay Packers in 1997’s Super Bowl XXXI.

The Patriots have a 2-2 record in their blue jerseys, with both losses coming to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI.

They also lost 46-10 to the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX in 1986 while wearing their old red uniforms.

According to ESPN, the team wearing white jerseys has won the Super Bowl in 12 of the past 13 seasons.