Sunday, January 8, 2017

Giant Killers, Then and Now

Photo credit: Even Seigle,

So much for Rambeau III. The Packers demolished the Giants today, 38-13, to keep their improbable streak alive.

My favorite part of the game, other than the final score, was the opportunity to see two old-school NFL powers face off in their classic uniforms.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws the ball during NFC wild-card NFL football game against the New York Giants on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in Green Bay, Wis. Green Bay won 38-13. (Todd Rosenberg/NFL)
What a gorgeous game. Bold colors: green and gold against white, red and blue. No trendy teal or black-for-black's-sake here.

Everything about the game has changed around them, but the same basic uniforms could have been transported from 1961:

Photo credit: Even Seigle,
Photo credit: Neil Leifer for Sports Illustrated


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