Bad news, Atlanta: Pats to wear white at Super Bowl

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Over the next two weeks, Super Bowl LI will be dissected from every conceivable angle. For instance, we now know what color jerseys the Falcons and Patriots will be wearing for the big game, and you’re crazy if you don’t think we’re going to use that information to analyze the game.

New England will be in their white away jerseys, and here’s why that matters: The team wearing white has won 11 of the last 12 Super Bowls. That’s a 91.6 winning percentage. The only team to overcome the burden of wearing their home uniforms was the Packers, who beat the white-donning Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

Overall, teams wearing white are 32-18 in Super Bowls. The color gods appear to be on the Patriots’s side in this one. Sorry, Atlanta. It was a good run.

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