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Packers elect not to go 'color on color' during CBS/NFLN Thursday night game

Green Bay's Week 13 trip to Detroit won't feature all-color uniforms, despite the league giving teams that option.

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In addition to the wave of throwback jersey news that hit Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers also revealed another morsel of NFL uniform information at their annual shareholders meeting. During his presentation, team president Mark Murphy revealed that the Packers and other teams can now elect to go "color on color" for games on the CBS/NFL Network simulcast of Thursday Night Football.

Color on color refers to both teams wearing their usual home uniforms, a practice that has gained traction in college football. Perhaps the most famous example is the USC-UCLA rivalry, in which both teams have worn their home uniforms when playing each other since 2008.

Though the Packers could wear their home uniforms against the Detroit Lions during Week 13's Thursday night tilt, the team has elected not to participate in 2015. That means fans will have to wait until at least 2016 to see Green Bay wear its color uniforms against another team's color uniform.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.