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Redskins Wear Throwbacks For Giants Game

In celebration of the franchise's 75th anniversary, the Redskins wore a special throwback uniform for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Players wore a white jersey with burgundy and gold stripes on the sleeves and the 75th anniversary logo on the left chest. The pants were gold with white and burgundy stripes down the side.

The helmet was yellow-colored with a maroon "R" logo. That's the helmet style the franchise used during the 1970-71 seasons.

The legendary Vince Lombardi, who coached the Redskins in 1969 before passing away, was the inspiration behind the helmet.

Lombardi pushed for the logo, which sat inside a white circle with Indian feathers hanging down from the side, because of its similarity to the "G" on the hemets worn by his Green Bay Packers for many years.

The Redskins' first true helmet logo appeared in 1965.

The helmet color was burgundy, as it had been most of the way since 1955, but the logo was a white and gold arrow that appeared on both sides.

It was the same helmet design used by the Redskins in the 2002 season, when they wore throwback uniforms from the 1960s in honor of their 70th anniversary.

The current helmet logo, of an Indian chief in full head-dress, was adopted in 1972.

Sometimes, of course, there's a sense of superstition involved in the look of the team. In 2005, for instance, the team went 6-0 (including a playoff win) with its white-on-white attire late in the season.

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