THE EAGLES are going to do something Sunday night they have never done before.
No, it's not "win a Super Bowl."
They are going to wear all-black uniforms - black jersey, which they have worn before, and black pants, which they have not - when they meet the Giants at Lincoln Financial Field.
This, in fact, will be the 13th time they have worn the black jerseys, dating back to their debut on Nov. 16, 2003, a 28-10 win over these same Giants.
Black/black will be the eighth different uniform configuration the Birds have donned since the opening of the Linc (2003).
In all, the Birds are 7-5 when they wear black tops - 7-3 when they are paired with white pants, 0-2 when they are paired with green pants. One of those black/green games was a 42-0 prime-time loss to the Seahawks in 2005. (For a complete list of the games in which the Eagles have worn black jerseys, see Monday's Daily News.)
Here are the Eagles' win-loss records for each of the seven previous combinations used since 2003, along with some other uniform stats we found:
Jersey Pants Home Road
Black White. . . 6-3-0 1-0-0
Black Green. . . 0-2-0 0-0-0
Kelly Green White. . . 0-1-0 0-0-0
Blue & Yellow White. . . 1-0-0 0-0-0
Green White. . . 35-27-0 14-9-0
White Green. . . 11-7-0 33-27-1
White White. . . 3-2-0 7-4-0
* The Eagles had worn white/white for all five games this season. They wore that combo in the first two games ever played the the Linc.
* Other than the one black-jersey win, the Eagles are 4-5 vs. the Giants since 2003 with green jerseys and 10-4 with white jerseys.
* Prime-time records for Eagles jerseys since 2003: black 1-1, green 14-13, white 9-13.
* The Eagles have not deviated from the white/green or green/white combos against the Cowboys at all since 2003.
* The Birds have worn the black jerseys once against the Redskins (a 2009 win) and wore all-white when they beat Washington this season.
Some Flyers stats that caught our attention . . .
* The Flyers have managed to start a season 0-2-0 three times over the last 2 calendar years. How? Because of a work stoppage (we don't even remember whether it was a strike or a lockout), the 2012-13 NHL season did not start until January 2013.
* At least Flyers goaltender Steve Mason has been consistent in one respect: He played exactly 58:43 in both Game 1 and Game 2.