Facts and Figures
Average Score: 58.63 points per team; Reasonably low, considering Geelong scored over 100 points.
Average Winning Margins: 24.25 points per game, which indicates that there weren’t a lot of close games. Having said that five out of eight games had a margin of 14 points or less.
Round 16 (In a Nutshell): There were three games with margins of six goals or more separating the two times, with the other five games reasonably close.
Saturday Night Game
North Melbourne (42) v Port Adelaide (78)
North Melbourne Outplayed and Outclassed!
Facts and Figures: Steve Motlop kicked his 200th goal of his career.
Pivotal Moments: Todd Goldstein kicked the first goal of the game from long range. Ollie Wines two outstanding goals in the third quarter.
North Melbourne Game Changer: Robbie Tarrant
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Ollie Wines
Saturday Afternoon Games
St Kilda (80) v Hawthorn (66)
St Kilda Almost Assure Finals Footy!
Facts and Figures: The game was Alistair Clarkson’s 500th game as a player and a Coach.
Pivotal Moment: Rowan Marshall kicked St Kilda’s first goal of the game.
St Kilda Game Changer: Rowan Marshall
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Mitchell
Geelong (108) v Essendon (42)
Geelong Genuine Contenders!
Facts and Figures: Marc Blicavs kicked his third goal of the Season, as kicked multiple goals!
Pivotal Moment: Tom Hawkins second goal of the game was an outstanding snap.
Geelong Game Changer: Sam Menegola
Essendon Game Changer:
Saturday Night Game
Western Bulldogs (49) v West Coast (47)
Western Bulldogs Stay in the Hunt for Finals Footy!
Facts and Figures: The goal kicking from the Western Bulldogs wasn’t up to standard, but they still won, just!
Pivotal Moments: Josh Dunkley made the deficit one point in the second
quarter. Dom Sheed kicked the West Coast’s fifth goal of the game in the third quarter. Marcus Bontempelli gave the Western Bulldogs a four point lead late in the fourth quarter.
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Marcus Bontempelli
West Coast Game Changer:
Monday Night Game
Melbourne Demons (33) v Fremantle (47)
Finals Hopes All but Destroyed!
Facts and Figures: Fremantle kept the Melbourne Demons in the game with their inaccurate goal kicking.
Pivotal Moments: Michael Walters kicked the first goal of the game from a set shot. Sean Darcy kicked a freakish goal from a ruck contest in the third quarter. Adam Cerra kicked what could be goal of the Season in the fourth quarter.
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver
Fremantle Game Changer: Adam Cerra
Tuesday Night Games
Adelaide Crows (59) v GWS (47)
Crows Give GWS a Giant Fright!
Facts and Figures: Bobby Hill took a freakish mark in the third quarter, probably mark of the week.
Pivotal Moments: Shane McAdam kicked the first goal of the game.
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Matt Crouch
GWS Game Changer: Tim Taranto
Carlton (57) v Sydney Swans (52)
Carlton Snatch Tight Win
Facts and Figures: The Sydney Swans kicked the first seven goals in the game.
Pivotal Moment: Matthew Cotrell kicked the last goal of the game.
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Walsh
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Jake Lloyd
Wednesday Night Game
Brisbane Lions (88) v Gold Coast (43)
Lions Obliterate Gold Coast
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Lions kicked at least two goals in each quarter.
Pivotal Moments: There were too many from a Brisbane Lions perspective.
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Lachie Neale
Gold Coast Game Changer: Ben King