Super Bowl Squares: A Look at Past Results, Best Numbers

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Although it’s a game that has been around for a long time, Super Bowl squares continues to grow in popularity.

For the uninitiated, winners are based on the last number of each team’s score at the end of every quarter. With a help from the past 10 Super Bowls, let’s take a look at what numbers are the best and worst to own:


1st Quarter

Note: Year refers to the year the Super Bowl was played; NFC team always listed first

2015: Seahawks 0, Patriots 0 [0,0]

2014: Seahawks 8, Broncos 0 [8,0]

2013: 49ers 3, Ravens 7 [3,7]

2012: Giants 9, Patriots 0 [9,0]

2011: Packers 14, Steelers 0 [4,0]

2010: Saints 0, Colts 10 [0,0]

2009: Cardinals 0, Steelers 3 [0,3]

2008: Giants 3, Patriots 0 [3,0]

2007: Bears 14, Colts 6 [4,6]

2006: Seahawks 3, Steelers 0 [3,0]

0 was the most common after-first-quarter number, showing up 10 times. 3 showed up four times, while 4 showed up twice and 6, 7, 8 and 9 showed up once. There were no instances of 1, 2 or 5.


2nd Quarter

2015: Seahawks 14, Patriots 14 [4,4]

2014: Seahawks 22, Broncos 0 [2,0]

2013: 49ers 6, Ravens 21 [6, 1]

2012: Giants 9, Patriots 10 [9,0]

2011: Packers 21, Steelers 10 [1,0]

2010: Saints 6, Colts 10 [6,0]

2009: Cardinals 7, Steelers 17 [7,7]

2008: Giants 3, Patriots 7 [3,7]

2007: Bears 14, Colts 16 [4,6]

2006: Seahawks 3, Steelers 7 [3,7]

At halftime, 0 and 7 have been the most common occurrences, showing up four times each. 4 and 6 each showed up three times; 1 and 3 showed up twice; 2 and 9 showed up once; 5 and 8 didn’t show up.


3rd Quarter

2015: Seahawks 24, Patriots 14 [4,4]

2014: Seahawks 36, Broncos 8 [6,8]

2013: 49ers 23, Ravens 28 [3,8]

2012: Giants 15, Patriots 17 [5,7]

2011: Packers 21, Steelers 17 [1,7]

2010: Saints 16, Colts 17 [6,7]

2009: Cardinals 7, Steelers 20 [7,0]

2008: Giants 3, Patriots 7 [3,7]

2007: Bears 17, Colts 22 [7,2]

2006: Seahawks 10, Steelers 14 [0,4]

After three quarters, 7 was by far the most common number with six occurrences, while 4 showed up three times. 0, 3, 6 and 8 showed up twice; 1, 2 and 5 showed up once; 9 didn’t show up at all.


Final Score

2015: Seahawks 24, Patriots 28 [4,8]

2014: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8 [3,8]

2013: 49ers 31, Ravens 34 [1,4]

2012: Giants 21, Patriots 17 [1,7]

2011: Packers 31, Steelers 25 [1,5]

2010: Saints 31, Colts 17 [1,7]

2009: Cardinals 23, Steelers 27 [3,7]

2008: Giants 17, Patriots 14 [7,4]

2007: Bears 17, Colts 29 [7,9]

2006: Seahawks 10, Steelers 21 [0,1]

For the final score, both 1 and 7 showed up five times, while 4 showed up three times. 3 and 8 showed up twice; 0, 5 and 9 showed up once; 2 and 6 didn’t show up.

Based off the past 10 years, here are the Super Bowl squares numbers, ordered best to worst (number of total occurrences in parenthesis):

0 (17), 7 (16), 4 (11), 3 (10), 1 (8), 6 (6), 8 (5), 9 (3), 2 (2), 5 (2)