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New England Patriots Announce Dates For “Pat Patriot” Throwback Uniforms

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Amid a flurry of uniform-related news this week, the New England Patriots revealed they will wear their “Pat Patriot” throwback uniforms twice this season, including their Sept. 17 game against the Miami Dolphins and Dec. 3 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Patriots wore red jerseys with white helmets and pants at home from their inaugural season in 1960, when they were known as the Boston Patriots, until a redesign ahead of the 1993 season, which featured a switch to royal blue jerseys with silver helmets and pants.

They also scrapped “Pat Patriot” that year in favor of their “Flying Elvis” logo, which then underwent a subtle change in 2000 when New England moved to navy blue and introduced the uniforms that are synonymous with six Super Bowl championships.

The Patriots wore the road version of their “Pat Patriot” throwback uniforms, which include UCLA stripes on the shoulders, three times in 1994 as part of the NFL’s 75th anniversary and the home version (on the road against the Detroit Lions) on Thanksgiving Day in 2002.

Both the home and road versions were revived in 2009 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the American Football League, while the home version made at least one appearance each year from 2010 until the NFL implemented its one-helmet rule in 2013.

New England actually played a significant role in the league doing away with that rule and wore the throwback uniforms twice last season, including a 29-0 win over the Lions and 24-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The latter was their first home loss (7-1) in throwback uniforms.

The Patriots also painted a vintage design on the field and added throwback signage at Gillette Stadium for those games, something they’ll presumably do again this season.