The Buffalo Bills announced this week they will be wearing their all-white throwback uniforms for the second time this season. Buffalo previously defeated the Oakland Raiders in the throwbacks earlier this year and will now face the Miami Dolphins.
This Bills have typically kept the throwback uniforms for games against AFL opponents, and that holds true this year, but it’s the first time since 2009, the team’s 50th anniversary season, that the team has worn the standing buffalo twice in one season.
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.