Will fashion fortune favor the LA Rams in Week 6?

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The LA Rams’ link between what the team wears and how well the team performs may seem silly. It may seem superstitious. But it’s tough to deny right now. Fans continue to wage a never-ending debate on how to get their rushing offense back on track that reminds me of the old “Tastes great! Less Filling” football commercials of yesteryear that promoted Miller Lite beer. But perhaps we are on the wrong track entirely.

We’ve been tracking how well the LA Rams perform in their various uniform combinations, and sad to say the best color by far so far has been the uniform that features Bone White. Why sad? Well, that’s the least popular color among Rams fans. And as the Rams phase out the Bone White color from the uniform palette, so too has the team unwittingly been removing victories from the schedule.

What do I mean?  Just look at the records of the various uniform color combinations from the past:

2020 uniform combinations

Bone / Bone   5-1
Royal / Sol       2-2
Royal / Bone   3-0
Royal / Royal   0-3
Bone / Royal   1-1
Bone / Sol       0-1

Totals             11 – 7

Bone is clearly the most successful color of all the Rams uniforms in 2020. The LA Rams played to a record of 8-2 in Bone White and settled for 3-5 in any color combination without that color.

2021 uniform combiinations

White / Sol       2-1
Bone / Royal    2-1
Bone / Bone     3-0
Royal / Royal    0-1
Royal / Sol         4-0
Royal / Bone     3-1
Bone / Sol          2-0
White / Royal    0-1

Totals                 16 – 5

In 2021, the Rams’ Bone White once more ruled supreme, as any uniform combination that included Bone White resulted in the LA Rams recording a 10-2 record.  Without Bone White, the LA Rams had to settle for a 6-3 mark.

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2022 Rams Uniform Tracker

Now for the 2022 uniforms. At Week 6, how have the LA Rams performed so far?

  • Week       Opponent           Jersey       Pants    Outcome
  1.      1             Bills                    White        Sol          L  10-31
  2.      2             Falcons              Bone         Sol          W 31-27
  3.      3             at Cardinals      Bone         Royal     W 20-12
  4.      4             at 49ers            White        Royal     L  24-9
  5.      5             Cowboys           White        Sol         L  22-10
  6.      6             Panthers           Royal         Sol         ??
  7.      7             BYE
  8.      8             49ers                 Royal
  9.      9             at Buccaneers Royal
  10.   10             Cardinals           Royal
  11.   11             at Saints            White
  12.   12             at Chiefs            White
  13.   13             Seahawks         Royal
  14.   14             Raiders              Royal
  15.   15             at Packers         White
  16.   16             Broncos             Royal
  17.   17             at Chargers       White
  18.   18             at Seahawks     White

If the LA Rams truly phase out their Bone White uniform, fashionable or not, it seems as though the team should buckle down for choppy waters ahead. Right now, the Rams jerseys for the remainder of the season are only Royal Blue or Throwback Classic White.

For Week 6, the uniform of choice is Royal Blue Jersey and Sol Pants.  The LA Rams have a historical record of 6-2 in that inform. For a complete breakdown of this combination, let’s revisit the Rams 2021 schedule in the Royal / Sol combination:

Week 6: @ NYGiants Royal/Sol                                               W 38-11
Wildcard Round: vs. Arizona Cardinals Royal/Sol              W 34-11
Divisional Round: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Royal/Sol  W 27-24
Conference Round: vs San Fran Royal/Sol                           W 20-17

If the pattern continues, the Rams should be the victors in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers. Will Fashion Fortune favor the LA Rams? Well, let’s hope so. The LA Rams are in a much better position at 3-3 than at 2-4. Hopefully, the Rams uniforms will help the team ensure a win.

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