17) MIAMI DOLPHINS
18) MINNESOTA VIKINGS
19) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
20) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
21) NEW YORK GIANTS
So, what's the rating? Awesome. The Giants have one of my top 5 favorites in the league. There isn't anything flashy, they look old-school, and the NY on the helmet is classic. The fact the Giants have gone back to their roots gives them big points, but the biggest factor here is that road uni. Best road uniform in the league, as far as I'm concerned. This one's easy, 5 stars.
22) NEW YORK JETS
23) OAKLAND RAIDERS
24) PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
25) PITTSBURGH STEELERS
The logo sits on one side of Pittsburgh's helmet and reads Steelers instead of Steel. There's history in these uniforms, and that lends a lot to my rating. The Steelers nail 5 stars without a hitch.
26) ST. LOUIS RAMS
27) SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Let's start with the helmet and work down. The bolt is tops with me, and they look so much cooler with the white helmet. I don't really have too much trouble with these, except that I've always loved the powder blue much more than the dark blue, but the Chargers have turned a corner. I love the bolt touches in the jersey and pant stripes. I was going to trash this uniform at first, but now I'm loving it more and more.
28) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
This one rounds out my top 5. These are classic, and SF finally got rid of the black trim and face mask color-changing they were toying with for a while. They must of looked at the Eagles and Lions and said, "do we look like that?" A welcome change back to their roots. The 49ers' grey face mask reminds me of Pop Warner football when I was a kid. Everyone had grey face masks. It works here. The whole thing works.
29) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
These are pretty much the uniforms, I think. You see, Seattle is Nike's bitch and so you never know what you're going to see on Sunday. Maybe this:
Or, if you're lucky, you'll catch a game with one of these:
But the neon-green touches have always baffled me, they still do, and they're getting worse. Now I don't even know what they're doing. I don't even want to write about it anymore. I hate this year's new look. Maybe next year will be different, but knowing Nike gives me a bad feeling. Good luck, 'hawks.
30) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
31) TENNESSEE TITANS
The Tennessee Titans. Kings of the shoulder-sleeve thing. They came into the league after being the Oilers, pretty much kept the old Houston colors, and then destroyed it. I heard that this is a favorite uniform of NFL players. I don't remember where I heard it, and I'm trying to forget that I did. Someone who is 20 years younger than me may have this in their top 5, but I don't. The only thing I'll give the Titans is the helmet logo. They stayed away from the flying head. That must have been tough to do.
Before I rate this piece of crap, let's take a look at what they used to be:
32) WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Before we go I would like to show one more uniform set. This year, the NFL (cough, NIKE!), has unveiled their new AFC/NFC Pro Bowl uniforms. They are so Nike-college guinea pig-like that it is a window into what the future holds. And the word that comes to mind is robots. Better yet, robots and jetpacks. That's the future of the NFL as far as these uniforms are concerned:
Here's the thing, I love that Nike chose grey vs white. That much is cool. It would have given the myriad of NFL helmets in the Pro Bowl a better chance of matching the jersey. My god, why must they constantly add neon to every thing?! What I see here, regardless of the helmets, is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs the Seattle Seahawks in the year 2025 (minus the jetpacks). 0 stars.