Despite several road trips over the first five weeks, expect to see plenty of the Giants’ blue set, as well as the return of the throwbacks.
The New York Giants released their 2018 uniform schedule on Tuesday morning, the reveal showcasing a surplus of blue at the team moves onto the future. The team took to Twitter for a virtual fashion show, displaying what the Giants will wear as they seek a return to glory.
— New York Giants (@Giants) September 4, 2018
The Giants will wear their traditional home blue jersey for each of the first five games of the year, even with three of their first five games taking them beyond MetLife Stadium. The trend is not new for the annual visit to Arlington, where the Giants are slated to face the rival Dallas Cowboys in a Sunday night showdown. The Cowboys remain the NFL’s lone team to regularly wear their white uniforms at home, but the home blues will return in the ensuing week’s visit to Houston, as well as a trip to Carolina two weeks later.
There will be a slight variation of attire in the road Dallas game. The Giants will wear their gray pants, normally combined with the traditional white away jersey, with their blue jersey. They broke out that combination twice last season, including the Week 1 trek to Dallas, as well as their game in Tampa Bay three weeks later.
The blue streak will be broken in Week 6 when the Giants showcased their popular throwback uniform introduced in 2016. Invoking the road jersey the team wore from 1976 through 1999, complete with the Giants name spelled out and underlined on the helmet, the uniform will be worn at home for the Giants’ Thursday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 11.
This marks the second year in a row the Giants will wear a white jersey in a game they were designated as the home team, after not doing so for 16 seasons. Notably, the accompanying video still refers to the throwback as part of Nike’s “Color Rush” program, despite rumors that the Color Rush connections would be downplayed during Thursday night games in 2018.
The modern-day road uniform, white jersey, red numbers, and gray pants, will finally make an appearance in Week 7, just in time for a Monday night visit to Atlanta on Oct. 22. This will be the latest the white jersey has made an appearance since the 2007 season, ironically also broken out during a Monday night game against the Falcons.
The remainder of the schedule features nothing out of the ordinary, with respective standard home blue and road white sets to be worn over the remaining nine games.
Clad in their home blues, the Giants will open their season on Sunday afternoon against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1:00 p.m. ET, FOX).