Over a month ago, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers would be wearing their 1934 throwback uniforms in their Week 9 home game against the Oakland Raiders. Either that was misinformation at the time or the team has changed their minds.
According to a Wednesday morning release by the team, the Steelers have chosen to wear their striped throwbacks in their Week 8 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Last season, the Steelers wore their 1934 throwbacks just once for their game against the Indianapolis Colts. They won that game 51-34 and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for a record 522 yards and six touchdowns in the process.
The Steelers first wore the 1934 bumble-bee looking throwbacks in 2012 during the team’s 80th season in professional football. That year they wore them twice and have worn them two more times since then. They are 3-1 overall while wearing them.