The New England Patriots will wear their road white jerseys in Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced on Twitter Tuesday.
The Patriots had the choice of which jersey to wear based on being considered the home team for the game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Feb. 4 (6:30 p.m. ET).
Teams wearing white jerseys have won 12 of the last 13 Super Bowls, a trend that started when New England posted a 24-21 victory over Philadelphia in Super Bowl XXXIX on Feb. 6, 2005. Tom Brady threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns in that contest and wide receiver Deion Branch was named Super Bowl MVP after compiling 133 yards on 11 receptions.
The Patriots improved to 3-1 while wearing white jerseys in Super Bowls after overcoming a 25-point deficit to secure a 38-24 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. New England also emerged victorious while wearing white in Super Bowl XLIX (a 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks), although it dropped a 35-21 decision to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXI.
The Patriots have a 2-2 record while wearing blue jerseys in the Super Bowl and an 0-1 mark when donning the red jerseys.
The Eagles are 0-2 while wearing green in the Super Bowl. In addition to their loss to the Patriots, they also dropped a 27-10 decision to the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XV