Super Bowl Squares 2019 Template: How to Play, Download For Patriots vs. Rams

Football fans across the country will be eagerly watching the New England Patriots play the Los Angeles Rams Sunday for the Super Bowl. Some will be watching to just enjoy the game or the tasty foods that are usually made in preparation for it, but other might have money riding on the game as well, or at least betting pride.

One of the most common ways people bet on football games, especially the Super Bowl, is through games of Squares. The games are fairly simple and can be easily played. Newsweek even made its own Squares template for anyone to play with the team name already written in and the directions for play at the bottom.

Super Bowl Squares Template

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A square sheet for the Super Bowl. Newsweek

"A winner will be determined at the end of the 1st quarter, 2nd quarter, 3rd quarter and Final Game score. The winner is determined by looking at the last number in each teams' score, and then matching those numbers on the grid and seeing which square intersects those two numbers."

Traditionally the squares in the first row and the first column would be numbered zero through 9 and people would either choose or be randomly assigned squares throughout the board. At the end of the first quarter the last number in the score from each team should be matched with the team, so if the Patriots end up with 7 and the Rams end up with 0 points the square where the two line up would be the winning square for that quarter.

The same process would be repeated after each quarter including the final score. Those playing can decide how they want to break up the pot however they want. A common way is 20 percent of the pot given to each winner after the first, second and third quarters and the remaining 40 percent of the pot to the winner of the final score.

Assigning the squares on the sheet can be done randomly or people can be assigned an order to choose their own squares in and then they can pick their own. Some websites predict the squares that are most likely to win while others have the odds of the square winning as well.

The Super Bowl is scheduled to happen Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. EST in Atlanta.

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