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Super Bowl squares: Halftime results changed by late touchdown

Two quarters are done, and the score means it's time for the halftime payout in your Super Bowl squares game.

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It's halftime at the Super Bowl. Before you settle in for the Katy Perry and Friends halftime show, you need to check the halftime results for your Super Bowl squares game. The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks are tied, 14-14. That means whoever has the square with the Seahawks at 4 and Patriots at 4 gets the cash prize for the halftime score.

The person with the Seahawks 7, Patriots 7 square was probably getting pretty smug at the end of the first quarter. Then the Seahawks 7, Patriots 0 and Seahawks 7, Patriots 4 people got excited. But you showed all of them, and you should throw all of your money in their faces.

Super Bowl squares is the most basic of all the NFL-related fantasy football games and gambling angles, the one everyone in your house can play (though technically some states have rules) about who, when and where can make a numbered line graph on a piece of poster board and wager stakes on what combination of numbers are there.

For a quick refresher, the typical squares game has payouts at the end of each quarter, and some square masters like to up the payout for the halftime and final scores. There's even a strategy for playing this game, albeit not a very complex one.