NFL History - Super Bowl Squares

Updated: Through Super Bowl LVII

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With Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl LVII, we can start to look forward to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. When the Super Bowl rolls around in 2024, you may participate in an Super Bowl Squares office pool.

Of course, you won't have any idea what your numbers will be when you select your square(s). You won't find out until after all 100 squares have been filled.

For those unfamiliar with how the process works, the numbers are based on the final score for each team at the end of each quarter, half or the game. So, in other words, a score of 3, 13, 23, etc. would count as a "3" in terms of the pool.

When you find out your numbers, you will immediately have a sense of whether your numbers are good or bad. For example, you know that getting a 7 and 3 is good. You know that getting a 5 and 2 is not. Typically, anyways.

A few years ago, those were the exact numbers that I got (5 and 2).


Although I knew my odds were slim, I wasn't sure exactly how slim. I thought it would be an interesting (yes, I need to get a life!) exercise to run through all of the past Super Bowl box scores to see which numbers have come up the most and least often.

With 57 Super Bowls in the books and four quarters per game, that means there have been 228 quarters and a total of 456 scores (228 quarters times two teams).

The most common number overall is 0 and especially so in the first quarter. Although its occurrence declines each quarter from the first to fourth, the number 0 has come up 121 times out of 456 possible outcomes (or 26.5%). In the first quarter, it has come up nearly half the time (52 of 114) but only 13.2% of the time in the fourth quarter (15 of 114).

The least common number overall is 5, which has occurred 11 times out of 456 (or 2.4% of the time), although the Philadelphia Eagles ended with a "5" in 2023.

Below is a full chart of the results:

[Results are updated through Super Bowl 57.]

Here's hoping that you get 0's and 7's in 2024.

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