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Super Bowl LI Patriots vs Falcons: New England will wear its white jerseys

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The Patriots are 2-1 in the Super Bowl when wearing white.

While the Super Bowl is being played on a neutral site, the NFL still designates a home and an away team. The distinctions change every year and for the 2016 season, the NFC representative is listed as the home team. This means that the New England Patriots will be seen as the visitors.

As such, the team will wear its white away jerseys next Sunday, as Mike Reiss reported yesterday:

Patriots will wear white jerseys in Super Bowl LI against Falcons. They are 2-1 in Super Bowls wearing white (most recently vs. Seattle).

As Reiss notes, the Patriots have worn white jerseys in three of their eight previous Super Bowls. The team has beaten the Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowls XXXIX and XLIX, respectively, while it lost its Super Bowl XXXI matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Overall, New England’s jersey colors have the following Super Bowl records:

Blue: 2-2 (W: SB XXXVI, SB XXXVIII; L: SB XLII, SB XLVI)

White 2-1 (W: SB XXXIX, SB XLIX; L: SB XXXI)

Red 0-1 (L: SB XX)