Yesterday we took a trip through the AFC to see what the various team's helmets might look like if the entire league went with reverse colors. Today we take a look at the NFC. What would the NFC look like in this bizarro football world we would find ourselves in? Some of the AFC color combinations looked like they might work in the real world but the NFC seems to look extremely different.
Let's take a look.NFC East
The teams in the NFC East would look much different in a reverse colored world. In this reverse colored NFL the familiar silver Cowboys helmet would take on a completely new look. If you trade the positions of the navy and the silver, you get a helmet with a much different feel. For the Giants and Eagles I took some liberties and swapped out their original colors for white. The Eagles helmet almost pays tribute to the white version they wore way back at the beginning of the 1970's. Since a switch to red didn't seem right, The Giants would go with a white helmet to create their opposite design and would look much different than they do with the navy version. The Redskins helmet doesn't look all that strange, as we've seen the team wear yellow before. Nice look for the 'Skins.NFC North
The NFC North takes the award for the most drastic changes created by our little experiment. Every single team in the division looks completely different. When you switch the familiar Packers yellow with green, you get a much different effect and completely change the team's look. The Vikings design is even more drastic. When you replace the team's familiar purple with yellow, you almost get a helmet that you can't identify. The Lions helmet takes on an interesting new look when the team's blue becomes the primary color. Of the teams in this division, the Lions looks like it would work the best. Now for the Bears, one of the most identifiable helmets in the league becomes something completely new when you swap the navy and go with an orange base. In our alternate reality league, this division is by far the one that would change the most.NFC South
The NFC South division in our bizarro league comes in with some really interesting looks. The Bucanneers helmet would lose its current color and take on an all red appearance. The Saints helmet looks great and is familiar to us because it was used many years ago in the preseason by the team. The black Saints helmet would be one of the better looking in the league. The red version of the Falcons helmet is a great shout out to the team's previous uniform set and a great mesh of old school/new school. The Panthers helmet in the team's light blue would make a good visual statement and give the team a fresh new look.NFC West
Our NFC West helmet set again looks very different than what we are used to. The Cardinals would shed a bit of their St. Louis past by adopting this red version of their helmet. The Seahawks primary colors are very similar but a switch to this color on the helmet gives the team's look an entirely new style. Swapping colors on the Rams iconic helmets is hard to comprehend, since we have seen this classic design for so long. You definitely get an entirely different look when you switch blue and gold for the Rams. We'll end our trip through the alternate helmet sets with a stop in San Francisco. Again, the 49ers look is cemented into our minds, so this red version is strikingly different than what our eyes are used to seeing.
So there you have it, a trip to an NFL where everyone has decided to wear a reversed helmet color. Though few of these have any real practical application, it is an interesting exercise to actually look at them rendered out this way. Hopefully you've enjoyed this little trip into fantasy land and if not, rest assured when you wake next Sunday, all will be right in the NFL helmet color world.