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Ravens Disrespected by Latest 2020 NFL Uniform Power Rankings

Tristan Jung
The Baltimore Ravens' uniforms were not ranked well by USA Today.
The Baltimore Ravens' uniforms were not ranked well by USA Today. / Will Newton/Getty Images

Since the Baltimore Ravens moved from Cleveland in 1996, they have sported purple, white, and black uniforms. With two Super Bowls and 12 playoff appearances since the move, those colors have certainly gotten plenty of exposure.

However, it seems that some aren't a fan of the Ravens' uniforms. A recent USA Today ranking of all 32 NFL uniforms placed the Ravens at No. 25, which feels way too low.

Considering how many NFL teams merely use some shade of red or blue, the Ravens should get credit for sticking with dark purple. To be ranked behind dull retreads like the widely-panned Atlanta Falcons refresh and average, but still derivative, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' redesign is mighty disrespectful.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings, the Ravens' closest analogue from an aesthetic perspective, are somehow ranked No. 9 overall. While some could find gripes with the Ravens' extremely 1990s font choice, the overall color scheme and design looks good on television and isn't significantly different from Minnesota.

The USA Today list is heavily biased toward classic looks from the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Las Vegas Raiders and others. While the Ravens haven't been long around enough to establish an iconic color scheme, penalizing them this harshly seems a bit much.

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