CHARLOTTE – For Super Bowl 50, the Carolina Panthers will be back in black.
Because the Denver Broncos, designated as the home team for the Feb. 7 matchup, chose to wear white, the Panthers will wear black jerseys and silver pants in the game. Carolina wore white in Super Bowl XXXVIII in response to the New England Patriots choosing to wear navy jerseys and silver pants, a game the Patriots won 32-29.
The AFC team selects its jersey color first in even-numbered years, and the NFC team chooses in odd-numbered years.
The Panthers have worn black just twice in their postseason history, both resulting in losses at home. But this has been a season full of breaking trends for Carolina, with the Panthers excelling after bye weeks and in primetime games like never before. Super Bowl 50, to state the obvious, is a primetime game after a bye week.
The Broncos, 2-5 in their Super Bowl history, are 1-1 when wearing all white in the big game.