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Best Pressure Team in the AFL

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"Melbourne is ranked No.1 in the league for defensive pressure, averaging 187 pressure points a game. That’s all the hard stuff and harassment rolled into one easy number.

The tackles, the chases, the bone-crunching bumps and collisions."


1. Melbourne 187

2. Hawthorn 185

3. Western Bulldogs 184

4. Carlton 183

5. Adelaide Crows 182

6. Collingwood 182

7. Richmond 182

8. St Kilda 182

9. Geelong Cats 181

10. North Melbourne 181

11. Sydney Swans 180

12. Essendon 179

13. Port Adelaide 179

14. Brisbane Lions 178

15. Gold Coast Suns 176

16. West Coast Eagles 176

17. GWS Giants 175

18. Fremantle 174


Adelaide: Rory Sloane 63

Brisbane: Dayne Zorko 64.3

Carlton: Patrick Cripps 59.1

Collingwood: Scott Pendlebury 55.3

Essendon: Zach Merrett 48.3

Fremantle: Nat Fyfe 50.3

Geelong: Joel Selwood 54

Gold Coast: David Swallow 50

GWS: Josh Kelly 57.4

Hawthorn: Liam Shiels 64.7

Melbourne: Jack Viney 61.2

North Melbourne: Andrew Swallow 50.3

Port Adelaide: Brad Ebert 64.8

Richmond: Trent Cotchin 50

St Kilda: Jack Steele 58.7

Sydney: Josh Kennedy 48.6

West Coast: Matt Priddis 55.2

Western Bulldogs: Tom Liberatore 72.2


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Thank god it's all rolled into one easy number. I don't know if I could comprehend more than one statistic in my life.

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