Jets vs. Panthers: Carolina to wear 'all-black' uniforms

Streeter Lecka

Back in (all) black

The Carolina Panthers will wear their beloved all-black uniforms when the team host the New York Jets on Sunday, according to Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer.

It's a look that won the Panthers NFL.com's uniform vote in the off-season, with some healthy assistance by motivated fans with auto-voting computers. It's a testament to how rabid local fans were for the black-on-black look, regardless of whether they're truly the "best" in the NFL.

The Panthers are winless in the uniforms and will need to change that streak on Sunday in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Many fans are wondering if black helmets are a possibility too, and I'm sorry to dash those hopes. NFL rules mandate that a team can only use one helmet per season, presumably to have consistency in branding and ensure some clubs don't change weekly. It's a rule Jonathan Jones outlined in a September column for the Charlotte Observer.

If you're heading to BOA this weekend remember to black the place out.

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