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Rumor: Two Different "Color Rush" Schemes For The Vikings?

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this year, the National Football League declared that all of this year's Thursday Night Football contests would be played with the teams wearing the (basically) monochrome "Color Rush" uniforms. The fad started last year with a few games being played with the different uniforms, and now each team will have to wear the uniforms at least once because all teams have at least one Thursday night game this season.

In the case of the Minnesota Vikings, they will be playing in two Thursday games this season. . .they will battle the Detroit Lions in the Lions' annual Thanksgiving game on 24 November, and will return to U.S. Bank Stadium on 1 December to face the Dallas Cowboys. According to a source that may. . .and let me emphasize may. . .have leaked the color schemes for this year's uniforms, the Vikings will have a different "Color Rush" uniform for each game.

Yes, the Thanksgiving game at Detroit, if this holds true, will be a repeat of the infamous "ketchup versus mustard" game we got towards the end of last season between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. According to the folks over at Pride of Detroit, the Lions did apparently wear red for one season back in the 1940s, but I still don't think that makes a whole lot of sense. It certainly isn't one of their primary colors at the present time. If the Vikings are going with gold, why not have the Lions go with their traditional Honolulu Blue?

The game against the Cowboys the next week would see the Vikings switching to an all-purple look, with the Cowboys going with all-white uniforms. This wouldn't be nearly as hideous as the Thanksgiving color scheme, in my opinion.

Again, this definitely isn't finalized or anything like that, but it's something to potentially ponder.