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What uniforms will the Broncos wear for each game in 2022?

Sep 2, 2022, 12:56 PM | Updated: 12:56 pm
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Sunday nights are for blue.

The throwback logo is for the Raiders.

And the Broncos will wear white for every road game.

Those are the biggest takeaways from the Broncos’ announcement of their uniform schedule for the 2022 season.

The Broncos did not take advantage of the NFL’s bylaw change allowing for an alternate helmet shell. Thus, Broncos fans clamoring for a one-off return of the lighter-blue helmet shell worn from 1967-96 will have to wait at least one more season. Denver last wore the lighter shade of blue on a helmet for a Thanksgiving Day game at Dallas in 2001.

But the old “D” logo on a navy-blue helmet will return for a seventh consecutive season when Denver hosts Las Vegas. The Broncos will again wear their throwback-style orange jerseys with block numerals and orange pants. First unveiled as part of the NFL’s “Color Rush” initiative in the mid-2010s, the Broncos will again wear this ensemble even as “Color Rush” is a thing of the past.

Denver is 3-3 in the all-orange/throwback-logo “Color Rush” look, but carries a two-game losing streak in the ensemble.

Both Sunday Night Football home games — against San Francisco in Week 3 and Kansas City in Week 14 — will feature blue jerseys. The team did not announce whether it would wear blue or white pants with the blue jerseys, which were the primary jerseys from 1997 through 2011.

Since the blue jerseys became the alternate look, the Broncos are 8-6 in them. However, the Broncos have lost four consecutive games in blue. Denver is also 5-3 when wearing white pants with the blue jerseys since 2012, but just 3-5 in blue-on-blue in that span. The Broncos are also 14-14 all-time when wearing blue pants in the regular season.

This summer, Denver wore its current orange jerseys throughout the preseason — for both home games and a trip to Buffalo, when the Bills wore white at home. But in the preseason opener, Broncos fans saw a rare color-vs.-color matchup, as the Cowboys wore navy-blue jerseys.

That isn’t going to happen for any of the Broncos’ road games this year. They will wear white each time. The NFL relaxed its rules on color-vs.-color matchups in recent decades, but at this moment, it looks like the tradition that began in 1957 — of one team wearing white, then created to accommodate black-and-white TV viewers — will remain.

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