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Cincinnati Bengals: Week 3 uniforms could signal victory in Buffalo

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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 23: Giovani Bernard #25 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 23: Giovani Bernard #25 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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When looking for a positive trend, the Cincinnati Bengals may have found one in the uniform combination for Week 3 in Buffalo.

Hey, when looking for trends that point to a positive result, any good trend is a great one. On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals will wear a uniform combination that may be just the ticket to nail down that first win of 2019.

Week 3 will feature the Bengals wearing their black jerseys and white pants. Believe it or not, it’s been a winning combination for Cincinnati, to the tune of 36-34-1, for a .514 winning percentage.

Now, I’m not saying call the bookie and bet the mortgage or your kids’ college fund. I am saying after an 0-2 start, the Bengals wearing a uniform combination that has yielded a winning record is something worth considering. Especially when looking down the barrel of a potential 0-3 start.

It is worth noting that the Bengals have more than a few combinations. Some have done well and some haven’t. Here is the curious breakdown:

Orange* Black | 6-1-0 .857
Orange* White | 16-6-1 .717
White (CR) White (CR) | 2-1-0 .667
Black Black | 16-15-1 .516
Black White | 36-34-1 .514
White Black | 28-35-0 .444
White White | 19-30-0 .388

Also, Cincinnati does not have a throwback uniform, which is disappointing as it was an interesting look back in the day when quarterback Ken Anderson was calling out plays at old Riverfront Stadium.

The Bengals “Color Rush” kit is something of a winner. It’s 2-1 when they go white pants and white jersey. As far as “Color Rush” goes, it’s one of the better offerings considering some of the absolutely awful looks some NFL teams wear. Seattle probably being the worst.

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Either way, whatever yields a win in Week 3 is worth considering. The Bengals need a win, and if the uniform combination for Week 3 brings it, they should consider not changing it. Then again if it produces an 0-3 start, everything else should be on the table.

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