What uniforms will be worn for Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7? Both the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finally announced the uniform matchup for the big game.
Although they’re considered the home team by virtue of winning the NFC and the first team in Super Bowl history to play the game in their home stadium, the Buccaneers have chosen to wear their road uniforms in Super Bowl LV against the Chiefs.
It will be the inverse of what the two teams wore in their regular-season meeting on Nov. 29, when Kansas City knocked off Tampa Bay, 27-24.
The decision to wear white jerseys over pewter pants is somewhat surprising given the Buccaneers donned their red home uniforms in their first and only other Super Bowl appearance, a 48-21 victory over the then-Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. Their current uniforms, which were unveiled before the season, harken back to that era, as well.
Then again, Tampa Bay has worn white jerseys over pewter pants five times this season, all wins, including their last two playoff games. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is also 4-1 while wearing white jerseys in the Super Bowl, but went 2-2 when the New England Patriots wore their home uniform.
The Chiefs, meanwhile, will look to repeat while wearing the same uniforms combination they donned in last year’s Super Bowl LIV victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Kansas City is 2-0 in red jerseys over white pants in the Super Bowl, including a 23-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV, but 0-1 in white jerseys over white pants, as the Chiefs lost the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game (retroactively referred to as Super Bowl I) to the Green Bay Packers, 35-10.
Kickoff for Super Bowl LV is set for 6:30 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium.