Last time they met it was a three-point thriller to the Hawks. Don't expect anything less exciting from this backs-to-the-wall showdown.
When Adam Goodes picked up the phone and called Eddie Betts it felt to the Adelaide star that something good, at least, had come from the AFL's latest blatant episode of crowd racism. Four weeks after a Port Adelaide spectator hurled a banana in Betts' direction during his 250th senior match, the forward has explained how events that made national news prompted private rallying from Indigenous and football leaders that genuinely lifted him.
Who are the greatest finals heroes of the past 50 years of September action? The players whose names instantly come to mind when thoughts turn to fantastic finals performances?
Port Adelaide was supposed to be a powerhouse in 2016, but failed largely because they did not have the depth of quality players on their list.
One highly regarded forward John Butcher and ex-Geelong champ Garry Hocking sent packing.
Canberran born and Port Adelaide defender Logan Austin has had surgery after fracturing his leg against the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night.
Gold Coast Suns coach Rodney Eade said his side was mentally and physically cooked after last week's 71-point loss to Collingwood. They didn't look exhausted as they opened brightly against Port Adelaide at Metricon; the simpler problem was that they couldn't finish off their work.
The woman branded a racist after throwing a banana at Aboriginal player Eddie Betts has been slapped with a fine and banned from the Adelaide Oval for six months.
Port Adelaide says the fan who's been suspended after a banana-throwing incident on Sunday has accepted the AFL club's offer of cultural awareness training.
The woman accused of racism after throwing a banana at Aboriginal AFL star Eddie Betts has apologised for her behaviour, citing a "momentary lapse of judgement".
A man who says he is the father of the woman who threw a banana at Adelaide player Eddie Betts on Saturday says she has been "demonised".
Adelaide went for percentage to grab top spot but came perilously close to being dumped from the top four by a brave Port Adelaide in Showdown XLI last night.
There's plenty at stake as finals loom, with five of the top-eight sides in action across five big games. Don't miss a kick.
Port Adelaide forward Aaron Young admits there are nerves at Alberton as the club prepare to review their AFL list after another disappointing year.
For the first time in 223 games Melbourne sang their club song three weeks in a row and now we should join in the chorus.
Football people seem to have particularly short memories when it comes to the issue of draft assistance and priority picks.
It was a performance that has put their rivals on notice, confirming the Swans are the AFL's perfect all-weather team.
For a number of games in season 2016, the Brisbane Lions home matches have followed a set pattern. The Lions have roared out of the blocks, kicking the first two or three goals, before being buried in an avalanche in the second quarter.
Suspended Port Adelaide forward Angus Monfries will continue his career at the club next year.