AFL Round 16 Review (Season 2022)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 90.22 points per team, which is fairly high, when taking into account only three teams scored 100 points or more
Average Winning Margin: 30.66 points per game, which indicates there were relatively one sided games. Despite that, four games had a margin of 15 points or less, which indicates that there were plenty of close games.
Round 16 (In a Nutshell): In Round 16 I correctly predicted the results in three out of nine matches. Find out what transpired.

Thursday (Game One of Nine)

Brisbane Lions (108) v Western Bulldogs (67)
Lions Too Good
Facts and Figures: The Bulldogs failed to take their opportunities early and
Pivotal Moment: Joe Daniher gave the Lions a 32 point lead near three quarter time.
Brisbane Lions Game Changers: Charlie Cameron
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Tom Liberatore

Friday (Game Two of Nine)

Carlton (78) v St Kilda (93)
St Kilda Show Grit and Character
Facts and Figures: St Kilda won a game most people expected them to lose.
Pivotal Moment: Tim Membrey gave St Kilda a 15 point lead late in the fourth quarter.
Carlton Game Changer: Matthew Kennedy
St Kilda Game Changers: Tim Membrey, Jack Sinclair

Friday (Game Three of Nine)

Essendon (95) v Sydney Swans (86)
Essendon Win an Exciting Contest
Facts and Figures: There’s no disputing that this was a good game of footy to watch.
Pivotal Moment: Nick Hind gave Essendon a nine point lead late in the game.
Essendon Game Changers: Nick Hind, Zach Merrett
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Chad Warner

Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)

Adelaide Crows (65) v Melbourne Demons (94)
The Demons Too Good
Facts and Figures: The Crows were within 11 points midway through the fourth quarter, but the Demons were too good in the end.
Pivotal Moment: Christian Petracca gave the Demons a two point lead late in the second quarter.
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Ben Keays
Melbourne Demons Game Changers: Clayton Oliver, Christian Petracca

Saturday (Game Five of Nine)

Geelong Cats (144) v North Melbourne (32)
North Melbourne Deplorable
Facts and Figures: The Cats smashed North Melbourne after quarter. The two key forwards in Tom Hawkins and Jeremy Cameron were sublime, while Mitch Duncan played well in his 250th game.
Pivotal Moment: Will Hoskin-Elliott gave Collingwood a one goal lead, fairly late in the game.
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Jeremy Cameron
North Melbourne Game Changer: None

Saturday (Game Six of Nine)

Gold Coast Suns (62) v Collingwood (67)
The Daicos Brothers Save the Day
Facts and Figures: The Suns lost the game, because they didn’t take their opportunities in the third quarter and due to Nick Daicos taking risks and accumulating 37 disposals, while Josh Daicos finished with three goals, along with Jack Ginnivan.
Pivotal Moment: Will Hoskin-Elliott gave Collingwood a one goal lead, fairly late in the game.
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Touk Miller
Collingwood Game Changer: Nick Daicos

Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)

Richmond (128) v West Coast Eagles (93)
Richmond Survived a Tough Challenge
Facts and Figures: The Eagles were brave in defeat as both teams finished with 28 scoring shots!
Pivotal Moment: Jason Castagna gave Richmond a 39 point lead early in the third quarter.
Richmond Game Changer: Daniel Rioli
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Tim Kelly

Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)

GWS Giants (72) v Hawthorn (50)
The Giants Take a Step Forward
Facts and Figures: It was great to see Callum M. Brown finish the game with four goals. The Giants controlled the balance of play for the most part.
Pivotal Moment: Daniel Lloyd gave the Giants an eight point lead late in the second quarter.
GWS Giants Game Changer: Josh Kelly
Hawthorn Game Changer: Jai Newcombe

Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)

Fremantle Dockers (99) v Port Adelaide (91)
The Dockers Nearly Lost a Game They Should’ve Won by Lots!
Facts and Figures: The Dockers led by 34 points at three quarter time, but they decided to play a safe brand of footy in the fourth quarter.
Pivotal Moment: Rory Lobb gave the Dockers a 31 point lead early in the third quarter.
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Rory Lobb
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Ollie Wines

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