While the Packers and Steelers will long remember the final score of Super Bowl XLV, millions of others are celebrating these numbers: 4, 0, 1, 7 and 5.
That's because of a time-honored office tradition: the Super Bowl Squares pool. The concept is simple: Everyone picks a square on a grid and throws in a few dollars. Each square corresponds to a number which represents points scored by the Steelers and Packers in the big game. The score at the end of each quarter -- specifically the last digit of each team's score -- determines which square (and therefore which lucky participant) wins a portion of the pot.
This year, the Super Bowl score by quarter was as follows:
First Quarter - Packers 14 - Steelers 0
Half time - Packers 21 - Steelers 10
Third Quarter - Packers 21 - Steelers 17
Final - Packers 31 - Steelers 25
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According to the Casey's Head blog, not surprisingly, the most frequent scores this season ended in 0, 7 and 3 - roughly two-thirds of the possible scores.
Super Bowl XLV was no exception - but thanks to a late 2-point conversion by the Steelers, Pittsburgh finished the game with 25 points so a rare "5" snuck into the mix this year.