Star quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts are set to go head-to-head on Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.
Even if you’re home watching on the couch, you can still get in on the action by filling out your squares, which has become a Super Bowl tradition.
What are Super Bowl squares and what is the format?
A board features 10 rows and 10 columns, adding up to 100 squares total. One of the teams is assigned the rows, while the other team is assigned the columns.
RELATED: What food to eat during Super Bowl LVII
Each person in the pool then chooses one (or multiple) squares, depending on your pool’s rules. In some pools, squares are randomly assigned, while you may choose your own square in other pools.
After all the squares have been filled, numbers between zero and nine are randomly chosen for each row and column.
How do Super Bowl squares work? How do I win?
Each square has a corresponding row and column number. At the end of each quarter, the player whose two numbers match the end digits of each team’s point total will win.
RELATED: Why does the Super Bowl use Roman numerals for naming?
For example, if the score at the end of the first quarter is Chiefs 13, Eagles 7, the player whose box corresponds with “3” for Kansas City and “7” for Philadelphia would win.
Most pools pay out for the final score at the end of each quarter, for a total of four winners (1st quarter, halftime, 3rd quarter, final score). Some pools pay out for every score throughout the game.
Where can I find a template for Super Bowl squares?
NBC Sports has provided a template below, complete with a 10 by 10 grid. Fans can click here to print this template out to use for their Super Bowl squares.
- When: Sunday, February 12, 2023
- Where: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
- TV Channel: FOX
- Follow along with ProFootballTalk and NBC Sports for NFL news, updates, scores, injuries, and more
Follow along with ProFootballTalk for the latest news, storylines, and updates surrounding the 2022 NFL Season and Playoffs, and be sure to subscribe to NFLonNBC on YouTube!