What color are the Rams and why? What color are the Bengals and why?
The Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals are all set for Super Bowl LVI and they will be decked out in the finest of their team colors for the big game.
The Bengals, as the AFC Champions, are considered the “home” team, because the AFC is the host for even-numbered Super Bowls (which Super Bowl LVI is). So, although the game will be held in the Rams’ home stadium, they are considered the visiting team.
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Choice of the Bengals
The NFL rulebook says the home team decides which color jersey it will wear first, so Cincinnati got to pick which uniform they would suit up in.
Most home teams choose to wear darker uniforms at home, and this is what Cincinnati decided to do. The team will be wearing black jerseys and white pants with orange trim, with socks to match- a uniform they have already worn this season.
Going against superstition
Superstitious fans would probably think this is not the best decision, because teams who don white jerseys during Super Bowl Sunday have lifted 14 of the last 17 Lombardi trophies.
Also, the Bengals wore white when they beat the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans on their way to the championship, so it would seem like white has been a lucky color for them recently. It looks like Cincinnati is not superstitious, as they have opted to buck the trend.
White for the Rams
The Rams will be wearing white retro jerseys with blue and yellow sleeves and royal blue socks. This uniform is a nod to the team’s past, especially their look for the 70s and 90s.
When they first joined the league, the Rams wore red and blue, but switched to gold and royal blue one year later. Since then these colors have been associated with the franchise.