words // Brandon Richard
During the month of October, the NFL observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month by allowing players, coaching staffs and officials to wear pink gear on the field. Some of the game-worn items are then auctioned off for charity to support the American Cancer Society and related team charities. The league also continues efforts with their Crucial Catch campaign, which focuses on the importance of annual screenings, especially for women over the age of 40.
Notable results from the first week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month included the St. Louis Rams handing the Arizona Cardinals their first loss of the season; Andrew Luck leading the Indianapolis Colts to an improbable and emotional comeback victory over the Green Bay Packers; the Atlanta Falcons staying unbeaten with a comeback victory of their own against the Washington Redskins; the Pittsburgh Steelers squeaking by the in-state rival Philadelphia Eagles; Tom Brady besting Peyton Manning in a dominant New England Patriots win over the Denver Broncos; and the Houston Texans moving to 5-0 after topping the New York Jets on Monday Night Football.
Randall Cobb wore a “Power in Pink” colorway of the Under Armour Blur.
A look at B.J. Raji’s pink-based Nike Alpha Talon Elite 3/4.
Cam Newton seated in his Cam Highlight Under Armour football cleats.
LeSean McCoy looks on in pink Nike Superbad 2.0 Padded Receiver Gloves.
Michael Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals laced up the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD in pink.
A close look at Michael Johnson’s pink Nike Superbad 2.0 Padded Receiver Gloves.
Robert Griffin III warms up in the adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid.
Michael Crabtree finds a seam in a cleated version of the Jordan Super.Fly.
Chandler Jones warms up in pink Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Receiver Gloves.
Justin Blackmon took the field in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.
Reggie Bush stretches in the SuperCharge Mid adidas football cleats.
Arian Foster hushes the crowd in the “Pink Camo” Under Armour Nitro Diablo.
Joe McKnight returns a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in a custom colorway of the Nike Alpha Speed TD 3/4.
Jets Coach Rex Ryan looks on in the New Era Breast Cancer Awareness 59Fifty Cap.