A hamstring injury couldn't have come at a worse time for Michael Hurley and Essendon. Photo: Simon Schluter SMS
Powerful performance which underlined the Crows' depth, Henderson on song, Porplyzia building, goalkickers Walker and injured Tippett barely missed.
Lions started well, but were soon overwhelmed by numbers and class. Finals hopes receding, but season has turned up plenty of pluses.
Huge and critical win for Blues over old foe, intense at the contest and curbed Collingwood rebound. Carlton back in the finals equation.
Perhaps due for a downer after 10 straight, but losses to old enemy never palatable. Tough run into the finals, top four spot under threat.
Bombers' first drubbing couldn't have come at worse time, nor injury and likely suspension to Hurley and Hocking. Top four chances drifting.
Efficient enough win led by skipper Pavlich after scrappy first half, good run coming up puts Dockers right back in finals hunt.
More of the same for Cats, got the win but that was about all. Stars stood up when they had to, but Geelong needs far more to threaten for flag.
Suns still without a win, but another big tick at least for gallantry, led at half-time for fifth time this season, even with Ablett well-held early.
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
Cannon fodder for good team on percentage-hunting mission. Good signs again from Greene, but 17 goals to two second half proves Giants on last legs now.
No fewer than 53 scoring shots saw the Hawks rack up a valuable 14 percentage points bonus, Franklin-Roughead tandem worth 10 goals and midfield on fire.
Plugged away but never likely to win, Demons' disposal and decision-making at times bordered on comical. Long end to long season.
Heartbreaker for the Roos, made the running and had the lead for all but the final moments. Next two against Carlton and Richmond are ''musts''.
Power had a crack, but never really in the hunt against a side with far more talent. Boak impressive in return, Port can't afford to lose him.
Adequate enough win given the absentees, but the Tigers at stages were as sloppy as the team they beat, will have to play far better to threaten the eight.
Season-defining win for the Saints, were hard, creative and well-coached. Mix of tough and winnable games coming up, in their hands now.
Top spot on the ladder a fitting reward for consistency, midfield dominant and potent up forward. West Coast in Perth is biggest test yet for Swans.
Like good sides do, found something in the crisis. Cox and Priddis superb when it counted. Four of the next five games at home a big help.
Much improved on last couple of shockers, but lacked firepower and overwhelmed in the finish. Battlers, but paucity of stars more apparent.