For the second straight week, the Washington Football Team is wearing white jerseys with white pants when they take the field on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
Washington wore all-whites last week during their upset victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was the first time the Burgundy and Gold broke out the all-white combination since 2009.
Fans had been begging for Washington to wear the all-white uniform combination, but the team never sported it during former team president Bruce Allen's tenure. Once Allen departed this past offseason, many hoped the new era of Washington football would mean a return of the white-on-whites, especially after defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio hinted at the possibility this offseason.
The day after Washington's win over Pittsburgh, head coach Ron Rivera explained why he waited until Week 13 to bring out the fan-favorite uniform combination.
"I was looking for a big game," Rivera said Tuesday. "We saved it, we alerted our people. We didn't tell the players. It's funny because, when they came in and saw it, you could hear the excitement in their voice, too. It was kind of neat. It's interesting because a lot of things are happening, you see the excitement, and that's great."
First place in the NFC East is one the line for Sunday's clash against San Francisco. That sure qualifies as a big game.
After the franchise's big victory on Tuesday, several players pointed to the white-on-white jerseys as a good luck charm.
“Aye man, sweet, we had to get a dub in that white-on-white man," Washington wide receiver Cam Sims said. "That was a must."
Washington will look continue their solid play this Sunday against San Francisco in a pivotal NFC clash, as the winner of this game will be in a decent position to earn the final Wild Card spot in the conference.