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March 25, 2009 11:30 AM

NFL Will Honor AFL With Throwback Uniforms

Yesterday, we highlighted the NFL schedule for Kickoff Weekend and Thanksgiving Day. The two games set for the opening Monday night will feature four of the eight original AFL teams, as a part of the celebration of the league's 50th anniversary: Buffalo at New England and San Diego at Oakland. The NFL will eventually honor all eight teams with "Legacy Games" ("...former AFL teams will meet head-to-head while wearing their chosen historic uniforms"). What's this all mean for you, the fan? Some pretty sweet throwbacks.

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From left to right: Chargers, Broncos, Chiefs (formerly the Dallas Texans), Raiders, Titans (formerly the Oilers), Bills, Jets and Patriots. You can see a larger version here.

And if you're wondering, yes, that is Josh McDaniels holding a (rather ugly) Jay Cutler jersey. Subtle, Josh. Subtle.

Thanks to Uni Watch, the best sports uniform blog out there.

Photo: R Michael Zilz/National Football League

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