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Rams are home team, will wear retro blue jerseys in Super Bowl 53

The Los Angeles Rams before playing the San Francisco 49ers Dec. 30, 2018, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Rams before playing the San Francisco 49ers Dec. 30, 2018, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

Credit: John McCoy

Credit: John McCoy

The Los Angeles Rams are the designated home team for Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta and will wear throwback blue jerseys and helmets Feb. 3 against the New England Patriots.

The San Francisco 49ers are the only team to have worn a throwback or alternate uniform in a Super Bowl. The 49ers defeated the Chargers 49-26 at Miami’s Joe Robbie Stadium in 1995.

The Patriots, it’s been noted on Twitter, are 3-2 in the Super Bowl when wearing white road unis:

One of those losses came in last year’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The St. Louis Rams team that won the Super Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta in 2000 wore white jerseys and yellow pants.

The Rams, who are making their fourth Super Bowl appearance, are 0-2 in Super Bowls against teams wearing non-white pants. The Patriots will don blue britches.

The New England Patriots look on before a play against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half of the AFC Championship Game Jan. 20, 2019, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
The New England Patriots look on before a play against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half of the AFC Championship Game Jan. 20, 2019, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Credit: Jamie Squire

Credit: Jamie Squire