The Pittsburgh Steelers will sport their black color rush uniforms for tonight’s game against the Buffalo Bills. And they’re encouraging fans to wear their best black attire for a Sunday Night blackout.
Several players put out the call to action on Twitter over the past 48 hours including Vince Williams and Cam Heyward.
Steeler nation you think we could go black out with the color rush jerseys at Heinz field Sunday. pic.twitter.com/5oESuEwaMF
— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) December 13, 2019
We really need everyone in Heinz field to wear black. I know we don’t traditionally do that around here but this is a huge game. Show your support and black out Heinz 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/ZLxvlZ2vsG
— Vince Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) December 13, 2019
Joe Haden echoed the same sentiment on social media.
— Joe Haden (@joehaden23) December 13, 2019
This will be the last home game at Heinz Field. That makes it fan appreciation day and earlier in the week, Mike Tomlin was asked about the expected atmosphere.
“We just appreciate our fans and fan support,” Tomlin said at his Tuesday presser. “I think it is fan appreciation day. We want to show that formally with the fan appreciation day. But more than anything, they inspire us. we are looking forward to entertaining them. We are looking forward to getting assistance from them in terms of creating a climate that is difficult for Buffalo as well.”
Primetime football has generally meant wins for the Steelers. Ditto with these color rush jerseys. Pittsburgh is 5-0 when they sport these outfits.
It all adds up to plenty of history that’s working in the team’s favor. Buffalo hasn’t defeated Pittsburgh since 1999. Of course, it all means little once the ball is kicked off. These are two evenly matched teams and the point spread, Steelers getting just 1.5 points, reflects that.
But if you’re attending the game tonight. Grab that black jersey and jacket out of the closet. Steelers are looking for a blackout.