Falcons will wear 1966 throwback uniforms this Sunday

The Atlanta Falcons will wear replica uniforms from the inaugural 1966 season this Sunday against the San Diego Chargers at the Georgia Dome.

The wardrobe change is meant to pay homage to past teams on Alumni Sunday.

The redesigned version of the fifty-year-old look features a black jersey with a bold white name and number font trimmed in red, and the original Falcon crest on both sleeves. The jersey will be paired with white pants and socks – both highlighted by a bold red and black stripe pattern.

The helmet - due to NFL safety rules - will not be the traditional red. (Players must wear the same helmet throughout the season.) The black hat includes the original Falcons winged logo, but is missing the bold stripe pattern down the center. 

The team will wear the throwbacks again at home on Dec. 18 against the San Francisco 49ers. 

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