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Steelers to Wear Throwback Uniforms vs. Packers



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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

The Steelers will wear their block number uniforms against the Green Bay Packers. Those uniforms are throwback alternates, which they wore against the Las Vegas Raiders last season. The Steelers’ current throwbacks, which harken back to the uniforms that the team wore from 1969-96, were rated in the offseason as some of the NFL’s best.

Compared to their regular uniforms, the Steelers’ throwbacks feature block numbers and do not have the team’s logo on the left chest. They will wear the uniforms for their annual alumni weekend when former players return for festivities to Pittsburgh for the weekend.

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens (14) celebrates after his touchdown with Pat Freiermuth, right, and running back Najee Harris (22) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Pittsburgh has worn many alternates in the past, but this one harkens back to the days of the Steel Curtain, and they wore them to honor the Immaculate Reception. Now, they are routinely in stock for ones that the Steelers can wear. They have several other alternates that they could wear, too.

For example, the Steelers usually wear the gold-numbered color rush jerseys once per season during a home game. They have yet to wear those uniforms this season, but they have a Thursday Night Football matchup against the Patriots. Pittsburgh usually wears those uniforms during primetime matchups.

This is the first alternate uniform that Pittsburgh has worn this season. They will wear black helmets accompanying it, as they have done since the 1960s. The team has worn only black helmets since 1962. They wore gold before that, notably in the 1940s and 50s, in a look the team has reprised as another throwback.

Hines Ward at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2007 home opener. The Steelers beat the Bills 26-3. This was the 500th win for the Steelers, who wore the 75th year “Throwback” uniforms. —
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