Are the Alternate Black Jerseys and Black Pants Lucky?

Ravens' players celebrate a defensive touchdown by Jarret Johnson against the New York Jets in 2011. - Larry French

The Ravens have only lost three games while wearing the black-on-black uniforms. Are they lucky?

The Baltimore Ravens are planning to wear their black-on-black alternate uniforms on Thursday night against the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers.

The all-black uniforms are a fan favorite, but do they also have some luck to them? It's possible.

The Ravens are 6-3 all-time when wearing their all-black alternate uniforms, but they haven't lost in them in the John Harbaugh Era, which began in 2008. The last time Baltimore lost in their all-black uniforms was in 2007 against the New England Patriots.

They wore their black-on-black alternates against the New York Giants last season in Week 16, where they clinched their second striaght AFC North title, beginning their run to Super Bowl XLVII.

Another notable game where the all-black uniforms were supported was in 2011 against the New York Jets. The game was on Monday Night Football, where the Ravens scored three defensive touchdowns in an absolute blowout, 34-17.

The Ravens seem to love wearing the all-black uniforms in primetime games, and in games that could be crucial to their season. This Thanksgiving game against the Steelers is both. With a possible AFC Wild Card spot on the line, this game may be one of the most important games of the year for Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens.

You may or may not believe in luck, but it is without question that the Ravens play better when they're looking tough in their all-black alternate uniforms.

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