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Patriots to wear throwbacks Sunday against Jets


The Patriots announced they’d wear their throwback uniforms Sunday against the Jets, taking them back to a less-stylized, more patriotic time.

With red jerseys and helmets with “Pat Patriot” on the side, they’re going back to the ‘80s for a week.

They beat the Jets last year wearing them as well, and the team pointed out that they’re 8-3 in throwbacks all-time.

Of course, they’re 198-142 (.717) under Bill Belichick, so they’d probably have a pretty good record if they were wearing Vera Wang.

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  1. ampats says: Oct 16, 2012 4:01 PM

    Soon to be 9-3 in the throwbacks.

    Hightower should be back this week which will help the run defense as this week Mark Sanchise comes to Foxborough off his explosive 82 yards passing performance last week.I’m expecting another Patriots blow out !

  2. peteramcdaniel says: Oct 16, 2012 4:02 PM

    Anything is better than the abomination that is “The Flying Elvis.”

  3. blacknole08 says: Oct 16, 2012 4:04 PM

    One of the best retro alternate unis IMO. The minuteman in his stance as the helmet sticker is classic.

  4. mrtzl20 says: Oct 16, 2012 4:05 PM

    198-142 yields a .717 winning percentage?

    Who did that math? Austin Collie?

  5. trollhammer20 says: Oct 16, 2012 4:07 PM

    Steve Grogan. Andre Tippett. Dan Hasselback. Mosi Tatupu.

    I’d have said “Tony Eason”, but I’m trying to be positive here.

  6. patpatriotagain says: Oct 16, 2012 4:08 PM

    the pats under BB are 158-62, including playoffs. try fact checking or get a better calculator.

  7. baloneyjohn says: Oct 16, 2012 4:08 PM

    Zero influence on their game plan. I therefore could care less.
    Pick it up boys. My FF team needs the points

  8. crush22 says: Oct 16, 2012 4:09 PM

    Hate the Patriots, but love those uni’s.
    They should switch back permanently.

  9. eneely11 says: Oct 16, 2012 4:10 PM

    Great Uniforms, they should wear the throwbacks all the time

  10. bricketh says: Oct 16, 2012 4:13 PM

    Sorry, but I don’t think your math is right…even counting playoffs, they have lost fewer than 60 games with BB as the head coach. Maybe that’s Belichick’s all-time record for both the Browns and the Pats, but not the Pats only.

    My count has them 130-52 in the regular season since 2000 (including the 3 and 3 start this year). I may be off by a game or two, but definitely not almost 100!

  11. sactogary says: Oct 16, 2012 4:14 PM

    Proofing check: Bill is 142-56 (.717) with the Pats.

  12. daroc88 says: Oct 16, 2012 4:16 PM

    Will the camera crew be back as well?

  13. mattwalshvideo says: Oct 16, 2012 4:25 PM


    And most of that came with some nifty video camera work.

  14. thesportsguy52 says: Oct 16, 2012 4:51 PM

    Good to know??

  15. strokeytheclown says: Oct 16, 2012 4:54 PM

    So what? They do it every year lately. The Buccaneers are wearing theirs this week also. Nobody is talking about them.

  16. rafterman1957 says: Oct 16, 2012 5:24 PM

    Their current uniforms are simply AWFUL. They should switch back permanently.

  17. dylanssongwriter says: Oct 16, 2012 5:31 PM

    thank god….patriots have the ugliest uniforms in the league. ugly max headroom logo

  18. surly1n1nd1anapol1s says: Oct 16, 2012 5:52 PM

    Brady must wear that neck roll in the pic!

  19. ReinaLee says: Oct 16, 2012 5:54 PM

    Belichicks reg season record before “spygate”:

    75-39 (reg season record) .657 win %

    Belichicks regular season record after “spygate”:
    67-18 (reg season record) .788 win % (that includes the Tom Brady-less 2008 team)

    They havent had the post season success (in terms of rings), that cant be disputed, but do you really think that video taping is the reason they were winning, when the winning percentage is significantly higher after they got “caught”. I dont know about you, but I will .788 any day. You could argue that the cameras actually helped their opponents, hahaha, but seriously, pointing to the cameras as the end all be all is looking more and more foolish every season

  20. NakedCowboy! says: Oct 16, 2012 7:06 PM

    you wouldn’t guess that these are two 3-3 teams meeting… with all the hype around pats and all the circus around jets… i am hoping pats will handle jets…

  21. abel660 says: Oct 16, 2012 7:08 PM

    well said reinalee bravo i would give it a thumbs up but im on mobile sportstalk

  22. tommyribs says: Oct 16, 2012 7:25 PM

    Those Throwbacks are on of the nicest Unis in the NFL.

    I am a GIANTS fan and I love our uniforms, but I also really like the old Pats uniform, the old Broncos Unis, and the best ones are the old Rams uniforms. The Throwback Rams Unis (Of the 80s/90s) are beautiful.

    The Raiders and Chargers also have good unis as well.

  23. dbara43 says: Oct 16, 2012 8:14 PM

    Will those uni’s keep him from throwing INT’s?

  24. patsfiend says: Oct 16, 2012 8:34 PM

    Switch to these full-time, please. I’ve never bought a hat or shirt with flaming Elvis on the side, regardless of their success in their boring, new-age unis.

    C’mon, Bill. Go old school.

  25. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Oct 16, 2012 8:54 PM

    Tommyribs said he liked the old Denver
    Broncos uniforms. Thanks man. I enjoyed
    that look during The Drive! John.

  26. ezwriter69 says: Oct 16, 2012 9:03 PM

    Loved those uni’s during my favorite game of all -time, Super Bowl XX… should bring some great karma to the Pats for sure.

  27. 6250claimer says: Oct 16, 2012 9:13 PM

    @dylanssongwriter says:
    Oct 16, 2012 5:31 PM
    thank god….patriots have the ugliest uniforms in the league. ugly max headroom logo

    Sorry bro, the Broncos and the Titans are FAR worse than the Patriots’ normal duds. Denver should get rid of that hideous donkey head on the side of their helmets and replace it with a picture of Elway, screaming “HEEE-YAAAAAAW!” Wait, maybe that’s what they have already?

    The Patriots’ throwbacks are THE best uni’s in football, bar none. They should absolutely go back to them 100%. One of the classics that is absolutely timeless.

  28. binkystevens says: Oct 16, 2012 11:13 PM

    Throw back? To what? Team has no tradition besides the last 10 years.

  29. uncletuna says: Oct 16, 2012 11:40 PM

    Brady needs to wear the Grogan Neck Roll!!!

    And we’d need snow and a snow plow…

    Much prefer the old uni’s to those New Millennia US Postal Service uni’s…

    And can we call them the Boston Patriots again, already?

  30. uncletuna says: Oct 16, 2012 11:42 PM

    Agree that the Broncos Shannon Sharper Horse Head Logo needs to geaux as well…

  31. eagles512 says: Oct 17, 2012 12:15 AM

    Should go to them for good. One of the best unis. Their current ones are horrible.

  32. joetoronto says: Oct 17, 2012 5:25 AM

    I love those old uniforms, they bring back memories.

    I used to love watching Steve Grogan play, dude had grapefruit sized balls.

  33. harry1941 says: Oct 17, 2012 2:51 PM

    This Sunday is Tebow power. The Patriots want na use the no huddle, good, have fun.. The Jets will use it to with Tebow. We’ll give them some Tebow. This time the The Patriots won’t Tebow, like they did in the playoffs at Denver.

    Go Jets. TEBOW POWER

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