Ravens To Wear Black Jerseys vs. Panthers


When the Ravens signed wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. in March, he rattled off a number of reasons he decided to come to Baltimore.

Among the attractions was the fact that, "I love the uniforms," he said.

Smith has been a perfect fit in the purple and white, and now he'll get a chance to throw on another Ravens jersey when he goes up against his former team Sunday.

The Ravens will break out the black jerseys when they face the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday at 1 p.m. This will be the 2014 debut of the team's alternate jerseys.

The black jerseys are a popular look for the players and the fans. The team often wears them during high-profile games on primetime television, but this time the Ravens decided to sport them for a day game against an NFC foe. The Ravens did wear them for a day matchup against the Green Bay Packers last season.

NFL teams are allowed to wear their alternate jerseys twice during the regular season, and not during the playoffs. The Ravens haven't worn the black jerseys since last year's home victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving.

The team has not yet determined whether they will wear black or white pants. Jersey choices must be turned into the NFL in advance, but teams can wait until gameday to decide on the pants they wear.

The Ravens are 11-5 all-time in black jerseys and 8-2 under Head Coach John Harbaugh.

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