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Broncos avoiding cursed orange jerseys, will wear white for Super Bowl 50

Raj Mehta / USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos will not tempt fate with a Super Bowl at stake.

The Broncos are the designated home team for Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers and can therefore decide which of their jerseys they choose to wear, either their home orange or road white.

However, the Broncos have opted against wearing their orange jersey - a uniform the team's worn in four of its five Super Bowl defeats. In those four defeats, Denver was outscored 166-38.

The Broncos, though, have a record of 2-1 in the three Super Bowl appearances in which they didn't wear orange.

Because of the Broncos' decision, the Panthers will be wearing their black jerseys for the Super Bowl.

"We've had Super Bowl success in our white uniforms, and we're looking forward to wearing them again in Super Bowl 50," said executive vice president of football operations John Elway, according to Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site.

Elway was the quarterback for the team's Super Bowl appearances in 1986, 1987, and 1989. The Broncos lost the Super Bowl just two years ago, as the Peyton Manning-led team fell 43-8 to the Seattle Seahawks.

It's clear the Broncos have become superstitious about their orange jerseys, and dare not anger the football Gods once again.

Broncos avoiding cursed orange jerseys, will wear white for Super Bowl 50
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