It's about time! Fans asked for it, and we are finally getting it. On Tuesday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Steelers' official Twitter account confirmed that the team will be wearing their 'block number' uniforms for their Week 10 matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
These uniforms sport the classic look of the '70s Steelers, and fans have been pushing for the team to wear these more often. In fact, there are fans who have argued that the 'block number' jerseys should become their new primary uniforms.
This will be the first time this season that the Steelers have rocked in retro style. These classic uniforms will come in Pittsburgh's third straight home game as they host the Packers at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh. Green Bay has plenty of historic uniforms of its own, but there has been no word as of now that the Packers intend to dust off a classic jersey for this Sunday.
The Steelers only pull out their alternate uniforms for their home crowd. But from everyone that I've talked to, Pittsburgh would be best to make the switch to the 'block number' jerseys full-time. As far as uniform alternates go, these are the best in the business.
The block number jerseys seem to be more favorable than the Steelers' black and yellow color rush uniforms they pull out every once in a while, and most fans would agree that the 'bumble bee' jerseys just need to retire altogether.
These 'block number' jerseys are what the Steelers wore last Christmas Eve when they took down the Las Vegas Raiders in the final moments with a game-winning touchdown drive from QB Kenny Pickett. We will soon see if they can find similar success in these fan-favorite uniforms.
The Steelers are currently 3-point favorites over the Packers this Sunday at home, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. These two teams were established nearly a century ago, and Pittsburgh's 'block number' uniforms should help create an awesome atmosphere in Acrisure Stadium on Sunday.
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