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Linebacker Andre Tippett (56) of the New England Patriots sets for play against the Houston Oilers in 1992. (Al Messerschmidt via AP)
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The Patriots made it official. Their popular red throwback jerseys will in fact be making an appearance in 2022.

The team announced Wednesday that they’ll use their red jerseys and throwback helmets featuring the “Pat Patriot” logo as an alternate uniform for at least one game this upcoming season.

The Patriots had used them as alternates sporadically between 1994 and 2012, going 9-3 in those games. But a rule change in 2013 imposed by the NFL to improve player safety mandated that every club stick to one helmet.

A year ago, that rule changed, as the league announced a policy that gave teams the opportunity to use two different helmets starting in the 2022 season.

So the Patriots are taking advantage, bringing back the red uniforms which date back to 1960, and were used for three-plus decades.

It remains to be seen which week, or weeks, the Patriots will have Mac Jones & Co. don the lucky red alternates.

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