From Black and Gold to the Heart of New Orleans: The Legacy of New Orleans Saints Jerseys

In the heartland of the vibrant city of New Orleans, there is a football team whose spirit and determination have made them the pride of the Big Easy. But beyond their electrifying gameplay, the New Orleans Saints have another defining feature that embodies the essence of the team and their passionate fans – their jerseys. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of New Orleans Saints jerseys and discover how these iconic uniforms have become a symbol of resilience, unity, and community spirit.

1. The Power of Black and Gold:
The instantly recognizable black and gold color scheme of the New Orleans Saints jerseys carries deep meaning for both the team and the city. The black signifies strength, resilience, and solidarity, while the gold represents ambition, prosperity, and glory. These colors serve as a constant reminder of the team’s journey through adversity, ultimately becoming beacons of hope for the city’s residents.

2. Paying Tribute to the Past:
The Saints’ jerseys have undergone various transformations throughout the years, but one constant is their tribute to the rich history of New Orleans. From the classic striped patterns reminiscent of jazz music to the fleur-de-lis symbol representing the city’s French roots, each design element pays homage to the city’s cultural heritage and the team’s connection with its devoted fan base.

3. The Role of Jersey Numbers:
Behind every great Saints jersey lies the significance of each player’s number. These numbers hold a special place in the hearts of fans, serving as an identification marker and embodying the spirit of legendary players who have left an indelible mark on the franchise. Stepping into the legendary number 9 jersey once worn by Drew Brees, for instance, comes with an immense responsibility and honor.

4. The Rise of the Who Dat Nation:
No discussion about New Orleans Saints jerseys is complete without mentioning the passionate fan base known as the Who Dat Nation. These loyal supporters have transformed the act of wearing Saints jerseys into an art form, effortlessly blending fashion and team pride. From jazzed-up accessories to customized designs, the Who Dat Nation exemplifies how a jersey can become a statement piece that unites a community.

5. Inspiring the Next Generation:
New Orleans Saints jerseys have transcended their primary purpose and have become vehicles for inspiring the next generation of athletes and fans alike. As young football enthusiasts proudly don their black and gold, they not only pay tribute to their heroes but also embrace the team’s spirit of resilience, camaraderie, and unwavering support for their beloved city.

In the rich tapestry of New Orleans, the New Orleans Saints cheap jerseys have become an integral part of the city’s cultural identity. Beyond mere fabric and design, these jerseys serve as symbolic representations of the unbreakable bond between a team and their community. Whether you’re a passionate fan or simply appreciate the intersection of sports and culture, there is no denying the allure and significance of New Orleans Saints jerseys – a testament to the spirit of a city and a team that rise above adversity together.

Bears activate RB Khalil Herbert (ankle) from injured reserve ahead of game vs. Lions

The Chicago Bears have activated running back Khalil Herbert off of injured reserve ahead of their game against the Detroit Lions, the team announced Saturday, paving the way for the back to make his return to the field this Sunday.

Herbert, who opened the year as the Bears’ starting RB, has been unavailable for the past month and a half as he worked through an ankle injury.

He had a strong start to the 2023 season, accumulating a team-leading 272 rushing yards before suffering the ankle injury in Week 5.

After missing five games while on injured reserve, Herbert was designated to return to practice this week. After practicing only in a limited capacity on Wednesday, Herbert was a full participant the next two days, culminating in the team’s decision to activate him ahead of Week 11.

 

While Herbert was on injured reserve, D’Onta Foreman led the group of Bears RBs filling his shoes, starting all five games Herbert missed and recording 80-plus yards in each of the last two weeks.

 

Now that Herbert has returned, it remains to be seen what the approach will be going forward in regards to splitting time between the two backs and with the rest of the rushing corps, starting with Sunday’s game versus the Lions.

 

Herbert also isn’t the only Bears starter expected to make his return on Sunday in Detroit. Quarterback Justin Fields, who has been recovering from a dislocated right thumb, is also set to make his first start since Week 6.

Indianapolis Colts NFL Jerseys: CB Brents and TE Ogletree ruled OUT while three starters are QUESTIONABLE

The Indianapolis Colts today released their Friday injury report for Week 10 of the NFL season ahead of their Sunday game against the New England Patriots.

Cornerback Juju Brents has been ruled OUT for Sundays game against the Patriots, due to a quad injury. Brents did not travel with the team to Germany due to injury. With Brents out this week again expect Darrell Baker to get the start in place of him.

Tight end Drew Ogletree has been ruled OUT for Sundays game against the Patriots, due to a foot injury. Ogletree did not travel with the team to Germany due to injury. With Ogletree out this week expect rookie Will Mallory to be active.

Wide receiver Josh Downs been listed as QUESTIONABLE for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Downs has been dealing with a knee injury for the last two weeks and has missed practice all week because of it. Downs will again be a game time decision this week, if he cannot play then expect Isaiah McKenzie to take his place in the starting line up.

Linebacker Zaire Franklin been listed as QUESTIONABLE for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Franklin has been dealing with a knee injury that forced him to miss last weeks game against the Panthers. Franklin will again be a game time decision this week but a full practice today looks to give him a huge shot at being available.

Wide receiver Alec Pierce been listed as QUESTIONABLE for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Pierce has been dealing with an ankle injury this week which limited him in practice on Thursday. Even though Pierce is questionable for Sunday, him being able to practice fully today likely means he should be able to play. If he can’t play expect an elevation from the practice squad to help round out the wide receiver group.

Indianapolis Colts injury report: CB Brents and TE Ogletree ruled OUT while three starters are QUESTIONABLE

Indianapolis Colts injury report: CB Brents and TE Ogletree ruled OUT while three starters are QUESTIONABLE

Steelers to wear throwback jerseys vs. Packers; JJ Watt tells team to ‘make ’em permanent’

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will be wearing their throwback jerseys for Sunday’s game against the Packers, and JJ Watt is clearly in favor of it.

In fact, the elder Watt and current CBS Sports NFL analyst feels that Pittsburgh should wear their throwback on a much more frequent basis.

The team announced on Tuesday that they will wear the uniforms for the first time since last year’s Christmas Eve win over Las Vegas when they host the Green Bay Packers this Sunday.

The Steelers are 3-0 in their throwback jerseys that pay homage to the team’s 1970s dynasty. The first win was in 2018 when the Steelers recorded a 33-18 win over the Browns. Pittsburgh then posted a 17-12 win over the Rams wearing the throwbacks in 2019.

Pittsburgh’s throwback jersey, which includes block numbers and does not have the team’s logo on the top left part of the jersey, was initially added to the team’s uniform rotation as part of the franchise’s celebration of the 40th anniversaries of the team’s final two Super Bowl wins during the ’70s. Pittsburgh defeated the Cowboys in Super Bowl XIII while also taking the mantle as the “Team of the Decade.” A year later, the Steelers outlasted a gritty Rams squad in front of the largest crowd to ever witness a Super Bowl (103,985).

Cameron Heyward, who actually conducted Harris’ final interview before his passing, said that the current team wants to honor the ’70s teams by winning whenever they wear the throwback uniform.

“I like the little differences, the little nuances, but it’s similar to our standard jersey because that is the tradition we hold,” Heyward said of the throwbacks, via the team’s website. “You see all of the throwbacks that are out there, and they are cool colors and everything, but we have a rich tradition behind it knowing we won so many Super Bowls here. It’s special to wear a jersey that resembles those.

“This game wouldn’t be what it is today without them. They paved the way for us. We’re just running with it. We are trying to leave the legacy the way they did.”

Dolphins fan confidence see big rebound heading into Week 9

Dolphins fan confidence see big rebound heading into Week 9

The Miami Dolphins bounced back from their Week 7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles with a win to complete the season sweep over the New England Patriots in Week 8. Our weekly SB Nation fan confidence poll, brought to us by DraftKings Sportsbook, saw a similar rebound. Heading into Week 8, the confidence rating dropped from 98 percent of the fans feeling Miami was headed in the right direction to just 75 percent.

 

After the win over the Patriots, Miami moved to 6-2 on the season and tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for the best record in the AFC. Now they can move past the Chiefs with a win against Kansas City in Week 9 in Germany. How are fans feeling about the Dolphins’ direction heading into that matchup?

Dolphins fans feel like Miami is on the right path. After the drop to 75 percent, the fan confidence jumped back up to 95 percent for Week 9.

Dolphins fan confidence see big rebound heading into Week 9

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Jumping up to 95 percent put the fan confidence rating back in the all-time high neighborhood. How will the poll react after this week’s game against the Chiefs? Will a win push up to a 100 percent rating? Will a loss tank it back to the low marks of the season? Make sure you come back to vote next week to let us know how you feel.

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The Week 9 NFL schedule has plenty of quality competition in store. Among those games is the Seattle Seahawks taking on the Baltimore Ravens.

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Titans at Steelers

  • Game Time: 8:15 PM ET on November 2
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Live Stream: NBC (Watch this game on Fubo!)
  • Kenny Pickett Props: 215.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 9.5 RUSH YDS (O:-110 | U:-120)
  • Derrick Henry Props: 73.5 RUSH YDS (O:-118 | U:-115) / 11.5 REC YDS (O:-120 | U:-111)

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Dolphins at Chiefs

  • Game Time: 9:30 AM ET on November 5
  • Location: Frankfurt-Flughafen, Germany
  • Live Stream: NFL Network (Watch this game on Fubo!)
  • Patrick Mahomes II Props: 282.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115)
  • Tua Tagovailoa Props: 273.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 5.5 RUSH YDS (O:-110 | U:-120)

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Seahawks at Ravens

  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET on November 5
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Live Stream: CBS (Watch this game on Fubo!)
  • Lamar Jackson Props: 226.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 42.5 RUSH YDS (O:-115 | U:-115)
  • Kenneth Walker III Props: 53.5 RUSH YDS (O:-111 | U:-118) / 9.5 REC YDS (O:-118 | U:-111)

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Cardinals at Browns

  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET on November 5
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Live Stream: CBS (Watch this game on Fubo!)

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Rams at Packers

  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET on November 5
  • Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Live Stream: FOX (Watch this game on Fubo!)
  • Jordan Love Props: 221.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 12.5 RUSH YDS (O:-115 | U:-118)

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Buccaneers at Texans

  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET on November 5
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Live Stream: CBS (Watch this game on Fubo!)
  • C.J. Stroud Props: 242.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 7.5 RUSH YDS (O:-120 | U:-110)
  • Baker Mayfield Props: 239.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115)

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Vikings at Falcons

  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET on November 5
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Live Stream: FOX (Watch this game on Fubo!)

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Commanders at Patriots

  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET on November 5
  • Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
  • Live Stream: FOX (Watch this game on Fubo!)
  • Mac Jones Props: 222.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 5.5 RUSH YDS (O:-115 | U:-115)
  • Sam Howell Props: 242.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 14.5 RUSH YDS (O:-110 | U:-120)

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Bears at Saints

  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET on November 5
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Live Stream: CBS (Watch this game on Fubo!)
  • Derek Carr Props: 247.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 1.5 RUSH YDS (O:-128 | U:-105)

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Colts at Panthers

  • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET on November 5
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Live Stream: CBS (Watch this game on Fubo!)
  • Adam Thielen Props: 69.5 REC YDS (O:-115 | U:-115)

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Cowboys at Eagles

  • Game Time: 4:25 PM ET on November 5
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Live Stream: FOX (Watch this game on Fubo!)
  • Jalen Hurts Props: 251.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 29.5 RUSH YDS (O:-118 | U:-111)
  • Dak Prescott Props: 249.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 15.5 RUSH YDS (O:-115 | U:-115)

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Giants at Raiders

  • Game Time: 4:25 PM ET on November 5
  • Location: Paradise, Nevada
  • Live Stream: FOX (Watch this game on Fubo!)
  • Josh Jacobs Props: 71.5 RUSH YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 20.5 REC YDS (O:-111 | U:-118)
  • Saquon Barkley Props: 76.5 RUSH YDS (O:-115 | U:-115)

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Bills at Bengals

  • Game Time: 8:20 PM ET on November 5
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Live Stream: NBC (Watch this game on Fubo!)
  • Joe Burrow Props: 265.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 14.5 RUSH YDS (O:-120 | U:-110)
  • Josh Allen Props: 267.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 26.5 RUSH YDS (O:-118 | U:-111)

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Chargers at Jets

  • Game Time: 8:15 PM ET on November 6
  • Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Live Stream: ESPN (Watch this game on Fubo!)
  • Breece Hall Props: 56.5 RUSH YDS (O:-118 | U:-111) / 17.5 REC YDS (O:-111 | U:-118)
  • Justin Herbert Props: 251.5 PASS YDS (O:-115 | U:-115) / 8.5 RUSH YDS (O:-118 | U:-115)

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Atlanta Falcons Place DL LaCale London on Injured Reserve – NFL Tracker

NOV 1 FALCONS PUT LACALE LONDON ON INJURED RESERVE The Atlanta Falcons have placed defensive tackle LaCale London on injured reserve, coach Arthur Smith announced at Wednesday’s press conference.

London prematurely departed last Sunday’s 28-23 loss to the Tennessee Titans with a knee injury. His loss comes two days after the Falcons put fellow defensive tackle Grady Jarrett on injured reserve with a torn ACL.

 

Atlanta claimed defensive tackle Travis Bell off the Chicago Bears‘ practice squad Tuesday to help restore the sudden lack of interior depth.

OCT 31 VIKINGS NAME JAREN HALL STARTER VS. FALCONS The Atlanta Falcons will once again face a backup quarterback this weekend.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Minnesota Vikings have announced that sixth-round rookie Jaren Hall will start Sunday against the Falcons.

Kirk Cousins was placed on injured reserve with a torn Achilles and the team traded for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs, but Hall will draw his first NFL start on Sunday.

OCT 30 ARTHUR SMITH TO NAME STARTING QB WEDNESDAY The Atlanta Falcons could have a quarterback controversy on their hands.

After Desmond Ridder suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss against the Tennessee Titans, Taylor Heinicke relieved him and out-performed him, causing a potential change in quarterbacks.

 

Coach Arthur Smith told reporters after the game that Ridder’s removal from the game wasn’t based on performance, but he never re-entered the game despite clearing concussion protocols.

Smith told reporters on Monday that he will reveal his starting quarterback on Wednesday.

OCT 29 RIDDER CONCUSSED; HEINICKE IN The Atlanta Falcons are making a change at quarterback.

 

Desmond Ridder entered the NFL’s concussion protocol and Taylor Heinicke is in at quarterback.

In his first drive, Heinicke threw one pass for seven yards. The Falcons trail 14-6 midway through the third quarter.

OCT 25 LEVIS PREPARING TO START SUNDAY The Atlanta Falcons could be facing a rookie quarterback in his NFL debut on Sunday.

Per NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Tennessee Titans are preparing second-round pick Will Levis to start Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

 

Ryan Tannehill is dealing with an ankle injury, and second-year pro Malik Willis is on the depth chart, but struggled in earlier opportunities. Now, the Titans have a chance to see what they have in Levis and the Falcons will give him his first taste of the NFL.

OCT 24 FALCONS SIGN LACALE LONDON The Atlanta Falcons are making a small change to their 53-man roster.

According to NFL insider Aaron Wilson, the Falcons are signing nose tackle LaCale London. In a corresponding move, the team is cutting defensive lineman Eli Ankou.

Rashan Gary contract details: Former North Jersey star signs huge extension with Packers

Former North Jersey star Rashan Gary signed a massive contract extension with the Green Bay Packers on Monday, he announced via X (formerly Twitter).

Gary and the Packers agreed to a four-year extension worth $107 million, which comes with a $34.6 million signing bonus. It makes one of the NFL’s most disruptive defenders one of its most well-paid players, as well.

 

 

“Thanks to everyone in the Green Bay Packers organization,” Gary wrote in the announcement. “My family business team, NFL, friends (and) supporters for taking this ride with me.”

Rashan Gary contract details

Gary’s contract extension is worth $107 million over four years, resulting in an average annual value (AAV) of $26.75 million. The deal also comes with a $34.6 million signing bonus.

Rashan Gary stats

The 25-year-old pass rusher hasn’t missed a beat since tearing his ACL last November: He has 4.5 sacks and eight quarterback hits so far in the 2023 NFL season. Indeed, Gary has been one of the Packers’ best players since being selected 12th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. He has 149 total tackles, 27 sacks and 62 quarterback hits in four-plus seasons.

Gary was the highest-ranked recruit ever out of Paramus Catholic, according to 247Sports’ Composite rankings. He played from 2016-18 at Michigan, where he recorded 9.5 sacks and 119 total tackles in his career and was named the most athletic player in the country. The recruiting site also ranked him the top-overall prospect of the 2016 recruiting class.

Highest-paid defensive players in the NFL

Gary’s contract extension also sees him become one of the highest-paid players in the NFL (on the defensive side of the ball, at least) in terms of total value and average annual value. Details as to any guarantees beyond his $34.6 million signing bonus were not immediately reported.

Players ranked by AAV

Player Team Total value Guarantees AAV
Nick Bosa 49ers $170M $122.5M $34M
Aaron Donald Rams $95M $65M $31.67M
T.J. Watt Steelers $112M $80M $28M
Joey Bosa Chargers $135M $102M $27M
Rashan Gary Packers $107M $26.75M
Myles Garrett Browns $125M $100M $25M
Quinnen Williams Jets $96M $66M $24M
Khalil Mack Chargers $141M $90M $23.5M
Jeffery Simmons Titans $94M $59.33M $23.5M
Maxx Crosby Raiders $94M $53M $23.5M
Daron Payne Commanders $90M $60M $22.5M

NFL Orders Houston Cougars To Stop Wearing Oilers-Inspired Jerseys

OCT 29 LUV YA, BYE The Houston Cougars have been sent a cease-and-desist letter from the NFL, ordering the Big 12 conference member to stop wearing their alternate light blue uniforms, according to a report from The Houston Chronicle.

The light blue, red and white jerseys, which were seemed to be inspired by the classic ‘Luv Ya Blue’ Houston Oilers uniforms, debuted this season in the Cougars season opener against the UTSA Road Runners

“The Houston Cougars’ attempt to free ride on the popularity of the NFL and the club violates the intellectual property rights of the NFL and the (Tennessee) Titans,” attorney Bonnie L. Jarrett said in the letter.

The Titans wore a version of the Oiler’s throwback uniforms this past Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

OCT 22 OILERS THROWBACKS The Tennessee Titans are set to don a piece of Houston history this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

In their interconference matchup, the Titans will wear Oilers throwback uniforms in Nashville.

The Titans of course began life as a franchise as the Houston Oilers in 1960, before moving to Nashville in 1996.

The franchise then spent two seasons as the Tennessee Oilers in 1997 and 1998, before undergoing a complete rebrand as the Tennessee Titans in 1999.

Football was then brought back to Houston in 2022 with the Texans, who have won six AFC South division titles since 2011 – two more than the Titans have won in 21 years.

OCT 19 INTERNATIONAL FLAGS You’ll see some changes to some NFL helmets around the league for Weeks 7 and 8. Hundreds of players will add flag decals to their helmets representing the countries of their heritage.

The league has announced more than 330 players have committed to participate, representing 72 nations, with Nigeria being the most-represented foreign country, with 80 players committing to wear the Nigerian flag.

OCT 8 C.J. HEROICS The Houston Texans nearly pulled of a major win vs. the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after some late heroics from starting quarterback, C.J. Stroud.

With just over a minute to play in regulation, Stroud hit tight end Dalton Schultz for the 18-yard go-ahead score, to give the Texans a 19-18 lead.

Unfortunately for Stroud and the Texans, the late score was not enough to put Houston over the top, as Falcons QB Desmond Ridder led his team right back down the field for the game-winning field goal by Yunghoe Koo, making the final score 21-19 in favor of Atlanta.

With the loss, the Texans have now dropped to 2-3 overall.

OCT 7 JONATHAN TAYLOR AGREES TO EXTENSION The Indianapolis Colts and All-Pro running back Jonathan Taylor agreed to a massive three-year extension Saturday morning. The deal is worth $42.0 million with $26.5M guaranteed. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report.

The extension ends the ongoing drama between the Colts and Taylor, whom Indianapolis granted permission to seek a trade during the off-season. Taylor will make his season debut during the Colts’ Week 5 match against the Tennessee Titans. He missed the first four games due to a back injury.

Since entering the league in 2020, Taylor has established himself as one of the top players at his position. In 43 career games, Taylor has rushed for 3,841 yards and 33 touchdowns.

OCT 1 STROUD TO COLLINS TD The Houston Texans are already off to a hot start vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On their opening offensive possession on Sunday, rookie QB C.J. Stroud led the Texans down the field on a 12-play 69-yard touchdown drive, hitting wideout Nico Collins in the end zone for the score.

The Texans also had some major contributions on the drive from running back Dameon Pierce, who totaled 46 yards from scrimmage on the ground and through the air.

SEPT 30 REMEMBERING BUM Late former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips is one of the most legendary figures in the History of Houston sports, leading the team for six seasons from 1975 to 1980.

Phillips passed away at the age of 90 in 2013, and Friday marked what would have been Phillips’ 100th birthday.

During his time in Houston Phillips went 55-35, finishing second in the AFC Central division in each of his final three seasons. In 1978 and 1979, Phillips led the Oilers to the AFC Championship Game, falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers in each appearance.

After leaving Houston, Phillips led the New Orleans Saints for five more seasons, before resigning and retiring from the NFL.

SEPT 28 HILL TO TEXANS? The Texans need help along the defensive line – so much help that they are exploring the idea of signing former Dallas Cowboys bust Trysten Hill, an NFL source tells TexansDaily.com.

The Texans worked out Hill on Thursday with the hope that he might recapture whatever it was Dallas saw in his when they make him a second-round draft pick in 2019. Hill, 25, is 6-3 and 300 and has bounced around on various practice squads in recent years.

SEPT 28 STROUD EARNS HONORS The Houston Texans have been very pleased with the play of their rookie quarterback, C.J. Stroud.

And now the rest of the NFL is beginning to take notice, with Stroud taking home AFC Offensive Rookie of the Month honors after a stellar September.

In his first three NFL games, Stroud leads all rookies in completion percentage (64.5 percent), passing yards (906), and touchdowns (four) and has zero interceptions.

He also holds a rookie best passer rating of 98.0.

Stroud, who has the Texans sitting at 1-2 after an impressive win over Jacksonville in Week 3, will hope to get the Texans back to .500 when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday.

SEPT 24 ANDERSON MAKES IMPACT Will Anderson Jr. has made a major impact for the Houston Texans defense through his first two games with the team.

On Sunday’s Week 3 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he did it again, with Anderson blocking a Jaguars Field goal.

Following the block, the Texans were able to take advantage with rookie C.J. Stroud hitting tight end Brevin Jordan for a short touchdown pass, putting Houston up 14-0 midway through the second quarter.

SEPT 21 TEXANS EX CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY RETIRES NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reports that former Texans linebacker Christian Kirksey is retiring. Kirksey had been on the practice squad for the Buffalo Bills.

The 31-year-old was a third-round pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Iowa. He would spend the first six seasons of his career with the Browns, before joining the Green Bay Packers in 2020. Kirksey then spent the 2021 and 2022 seasons with the Texans, accumulating 217 combined tackles and seven quarterback hits.

SEPT 18 TAVIERRE THOMAS SUFFERS BROKEN HAND The Texans have lost another player due to injury. According to Aaron Wilson of KPRC, nickel defensive back Tavierre Thomas suffered a broken hand Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts and will undergo surgery.

With Thomas likely out against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Texans may go to safety Grayland Arnold to help fill the void.

SEPT 17 FAN FIGHT The frustration for Texans fans seemingly boiled over on Sunday afternoon during the team’s 31-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

The fight broke out around the third quarter in a concessions area at NRG Stadium while the Texans trailed 31-10.

SEPT 10 PITRE HOSPITALIZED Following their 25-9 season-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Houston Texans faced a medical scare on Sunday afternoon, when safety Jalen Pitre was sent to a local hospital with a bruised lung, according to reports.

The injury occurred after a collision between Pitre and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, with Jackson’s knee hitting Pitre’s chest.

Pitre is expected to fully recover but could be kept in the hospital overnight for observation.

The second-year Baylor product had two tackles in the game.

SEPT 9 ANDREWS INJURY UPDATE Per Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, Ravens TE Mark Andrews, who has dealt with a quad injury for the last few weeks and is listed as questionable, is not likely to play against the Texans.

The Ravens have revamped their entire receiving corps, and should be less reliant on Andrews in the passing game this year, but it’ll still be a blow for quarterback Lamar Jackson’s passing game.

AUG 24 TEXANS MAKE OL MOVES The Houston Texans made a pair of moves along the offensive line on Thursday, signing guard Keaton Sutherland, and placing Kilian Zierer on injured reserve.

Zeirer, an undrafted free agent out of Auburn, left the team’s 28-3 preseason loss to the Dolphins in the second quarter.

Sutherland, who the Texans waived earlier this month, made five different NFL stops in his career before coming to Houston, including two stints with the Cincinnati Bengals.

AUG 21 TAYLOR TRADE COMING? After a tumultuous offseason between the Indianapolis Colts and star running back Jonathan Taylor, it appears that a resolution may soon be on the horizon.

And it is not good news for Colts fans.

According to reports, the Colts have granted Taylor permission to seek a trade out of Indianapolis.

This could be good news for the Texans, however, who are scheduled to face the Colts in Week 2.

in five career games vs. Houston, Taylor has rushed 106 times for 623 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 124.6 yards per game over that stretch.

In other words, Texans would likely love to see Taylor anywhere but the opposing sideline at any point this season.

AUG 18 TAYLOR TROUBLES The Indianapolis Colts are at a crossroads with star running back Jonathan Taylor.

And according to NFL insider Adam Schefter during an appearance on the Pat McAfee show on Thursday, things seem to be going from bad to worse.

“The situation has regressed. It hasn’t moved the right way. It’s regressed,” Schefter said. “It’s everybody’s collective fault. It has disintegrated the relationship. The situation has gone backward. In my mind, it’s up to both sides to figure out what works. The way it has been this summer doesn’t help either side moving forward.”

The Colts and Texans are scheduled to face off in Week 2 of the regular season, but at the rate things are going with his contract negotiations, Taylor’s chances of being on the field for that game seem to be dwindling by the day.

AUG 15 TEXANS CLAIM CHEN The Houston have claimed offensive tackle Jackie Chen off of the waiver wire, the team announced Tuesday.

Chen, an undrafted free agent out of Pace University, was signed by the Vikings in May.

However, the Vikings waived Chen on Monday in favor of Chim Okorafor, freeing him up for the Texans to sign on Tuesday.

AUG 13 TEXANS SIGN QB The Texans have agreed to terms with quarterback E.J. Perry, who is already in camp with the team.

Perry — who played collegiately at Boston College and Brown — is in his second stint this offseason with the Texans. Most recently, he played for the Michigan Panthers in the USFL.

Unless there’s a trade coming, Perry faces an uphill battle to making the Texans roster with C.J. Stroud, Case Keenum and Davis Mills all on the roster already.

AUG 13 WR ADDED The Texans have added depth at wide receiver, signing veteran wide receiver Adam Humphries, 30, who last played with the Washington Commanders in 2021.

That year, he had 41 receptions for 383 yards over 17 games played. The veteran slot receiver in 2018 played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he totaled 76 catches for 816 yards and five touchdowns.

The Texans are still working to figure out a wideout pecking order with Robert Woods, Nico Collins, John Metchie and Tank Dell among those in the mix.

AUG 4 TEXANS EX PUNISHED Charles Omenihu, the former Texans pass-rusher and University of Texas standout, is now with the Kansas City Chiefs … but he won’t be “with” them when the season starts.

Omenihu has been suspended for his team’s first six regular season games of the 2023 season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

The violation? Omenihu was last year, as a member of the 49ers, involved in a domestic violence case.

He is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and preseason games before the suspension kicks in.

 

Titans throwback jerseys, explained: What to know about Tennessee’s Houston Oilers uniforms, helmet

Why are the Tennessee Titans wearing Houston Oilers uniforms?

Better question: Why don’t they wear those uniforms all the time? Tennessee is wearing the throwback Oilers uniforms against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday as a part of Oilers/Titans Alumni Weekend. Tennessee will wear the uniforms again when they play the Houston Texans on Dec. 17.

That is going to conjure up memories of former Houston Oilers such as Earl Campbell, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson in the 1970s and Warren Moon in the 1980s and 1990s.

“I would love to see them wear those Oilers both times against the Texans – once in Houston, so the Houston fans can see it, and of course in Tennessee so the fans there can see the uniforms,” Moon said via Titans.com.

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Why are the Titans wearing the Oilers jersey now? A look at the history behind the uniforms.

Why are the Titans wearing Oilers jerseys? 

The Houston Oilers were in the AFL from 1960-69 before moving to the NFL, where the franchise played until relocating to Nashville, Tenn., in 1996.

From 1997-98, the franchise was called the Tennessee Oilers, and they wore the Oilers’ uniforms while playing in Tennessee. Those Oilers’ teams featured coach Jeff Fisher, Steve McNair and Eddie George – and they finished 8-8 both seasons.

In 1999, the franchise changed its name to Tennessee Titans.  Fisher, McNair and George were the cornerstones of that team, too.

Why are Oilers’ throwback uniforms so popular? 

Those Houston uniforms remain iconic, and it’s because of the Columbia blue jerseys with red trim around white numbers. The white helmet features an oil derrick, and the throwback jerseys will have “Luv Ya Blue” on the neckline.

That’s an homage to the 1970s teams that featured coach Bum Phillips and Campbell in the backfield. Houston wore those uniforms beginning in 1975 in Phillips’ first season. Houston finished 55-35 from 1975-80, and they made appearances in back-to-back AFC championship games in 1978 and 1979.

The uniforms also are a reminder of the “Run-and-shoot” era with Moon. The Oilers reached the AFC playoffs seven straight seasons from 1987-93 with one of the most-exciting offenses in the NFL. Houston ranked seventh or better in points scored over those seven seasons.

When was the last time Titans wore Oilers jerseys? 

This is the first time since the franchise changed the name to Titans. On Nov. 15, 2009, Tennessee wore the original Houston AFL uniforms in a 41-17 victory against the Buffalo Bills. Chris Johnson rushed for 132 yards and two TDs, and Vince Young had 210 passing yards in the game.

So, the last time Tennessee wore these uniforms was on Dec. 26, 1998. Minnesota beat the Oilers 26-16 in a game where Randall Cunningham threw TD passes to Cris Carter and Randy Moss.

Will the Titans wear Oilers uniforms against the Texans?

Tennessee will wear Houston Oilers uniforms against the Houston Texans in their AFC South rivalry matchup on Dec. 17.

The Texans were an expansion team who played their first season in 2002. Houston has made six playoff appearances, and they have a good rivalry with the Titans. Tennessee is 23-19 against Houston in the all-time series, and the throwback uniforms will be an interesting touch in the series.