The Pittsburgh Steelers will be wearing their Color Rush uniforms against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Acrisure Stadium, the team announced on Tuesday night. It’s the first time they’ll don the uniforms this season. The Steelers bring out their Color Rush uniforms for special occasions when they play in primetime, but the game against the Bengals was flexed from Sunday Night Football to a 4:25 p.m. start time.
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“It brings a different energy,” Steelers All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt said. “Any time you get a signature game with its own jersey, it brings its own ice to it. We all get fired up. We love wearing the all black uniform with the gold. It really pops out. The fans get into as well. I know it’s not a night game, but at 4:25 it’s going to be dark. The gold will be popping and go along well with the Terrible Towels.”
The Steelers debuted the Color Rush uniforms on Christmas Day in 2016, when they defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 31-27. The game where Antonio Brown made the Immaculate Extension to win the AFC North. The Steelers also wore them in 2017 against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football, a 40-17 win. In 2018 on TNF, they blew out the Carolina Panthers, 52-21, with the Color Rush unis on. They wore them a second time against the New England Patriots, a 17-10 win.
The Steelers wore them twice in 2019, once in a win over the Miami Dolphins, 27-14, on Monday Night Football and in the only loss in them against the Buffalo Bills, a 17-10 defeat.
In 2020, the Steelers defeated the Ravens, 19-14, in a Color Rush game. The game was scheduled to play on Thanksgiving night, but it was postponed to Wednesday afternoon because of a slew of COVID-19 cases with the Ravens.
The Steelers last wore their Color Rush uniforms against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in 2021, a 29-27 win.