NFL Officials wear Pink Accessories

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.

Check out today’s NFL Watch to see what pink football cleats and gear hit the field in Week 5.

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NFL Watch // Breast Cancer Awareness 2012

Randall Cobb wearing Under Armour Blur MC Power in Pink

Randall Cobb wore a “Power in Pink” colorway of the Under Armour Blur.

B.J. Raji wearing Nike Alpha Talon Elite Pink

A look at B.J. Raji’s pink-based Nike Alpha Talon Elite 3/4.

Cam Newton wearing Under Armour Cam Highlight Pink

Cam Newton seated in his Cam Highlight Under Armour football cleats.

LeSean McCoy wearing Nike Superbad 2.0 Gloves Pink

LeSean McCoy looks on in pink Nike Superbad 2.0 Padded Receiver Gloves.

Michael Johnson wearing Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD Pink

Michael Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals laced up the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD in pink.

Michael Johnson wearing Nike Superbad 2.0 Padded Receiver Gloves Pink

A close look at Michael Johnson’s pink Nike Superbad 2.0 Padded Receiver Gloves.

Robert  Griffin III wearing adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid Pink

Robert Griffin III warms up in the adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid.

Michael Crabtree wearing Jordan Super.Fly Pink

Michael Crabtree finds a seam in a cleated version of the Jordan Super.Fly.

Chandler Jones wearing Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Pink

Chandler Jones warms up in pink Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Receiver Gloves.

Justin Blackmon wearing Nike Vapor Elite 3/4 Pink

Justin Blackmon took the field in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.

Charles Woodson wearing Jordan Super.Fly; Reggie Wayne wearing Reebok Football Cleats

Reggie Wayne makes a one-handed grab in pink Reebok football cleats; Charles Woodson on defense in PE Jordan Super.Fly cleats.

Reggie Bush wearing adidas SuperCharge Mid Pink

Reggie Bush stretches in the SuperCharge Mid adidas football cleats.

Antonio Cromartie wearing Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD Pink; Andre Johnson wearing Jordan Super.Fly Pink

Antonio Cromartie, wearing the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD, intercepts a pass intended for Andre Johnson in a pink Jordan Super.Fly PE.

Arian Foster wearing Under Armour Nitro Diablo Pink Camo

Arian Foster hushes the crowd in the “Pink Camo” Under Armour Nitro Diablo.

Joe McKnight wearing NIke Alpha Speed TD Black Pink

Joe McKnight returns a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in a custom colorway of the Nike Alpha Speed TD 3/4.

Rex Ryan wearing New Era Breast Cancer Awareness 59Fifty Cap

Jets Coach Rex Ryan looks on in the New Era Breast Cancer Awareness 59Fifty Cap.