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Buffalo Bills will wear AFL throwback uniforms against Oakland Raiders


NFL: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills are throwing it back on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. The Bills will wear the standing Buffalo logo while playing against another original AFL team, as has been the case for the last few years. Last year, Buffalo sported them at home against the New England Patriots.

Buffalo will wear white jerseys and pants to go along with the white helmet for the good guy look to oppose the bad guy Oakland Raiders, dress in black. The symbolism should not be lost.

The Bills wore the standing Buffalo logo from 1962 to 1973. Before that, Buffalo’s colors were blue and silver as Ralph Wilson was rumored to have brought over used jerseys from his time as a part owner of the Detroit Lions. Buffalo changed to the charging Buffalo in 1974 and has kept the logo ever since.

While a number of fans prefer this jersey combination, the team has no plans to change it back permanently. Team president Russ Brandon has said that the logo is one of the most iconic in all of sports and they have placed it front-and-center and enlarged on their newest uniforms, introduced in 2011, in comparison to previous uniforms.