Pederson isn’t ‘Colored’ by Some Analytics
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (973espn.com) - Doug Pederson has embraced analytics as an NFL head coach but there is one set of numbers that the coach couldn't care less about.
Twelve of the last 13 teams that have won the Super Bowl have ween wearing their white jerseys. As the "home" team in Sunday's big game, New England had the right to chose which uniforms it would wear and went white, meaning the Eagles will be wearing green jerseys.
The Pats, meanwhile, lost both of their Super Bowls during the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era while wearing their blue jerseys.
Last year New England was the road team in Super Bowl LI and Atlanta went with its dark jerseys, ultimately blowing the largest lead in SB history as the Pats roared back from a 28-3 halftime deficit to win in overtime.
Pederson, though, isn't concerned about fashion.
"I mean if color dictates the outcome of the game, we’re in trouble," the coach joked when asked about the anomaly. "It doesn’t matter what color we’re wearing. We just have to execute the game plan."
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