Carlton plumbed new lows with a 95-point capitulation to Port Adelaide, officially ending their season and potentially David Teague’s tenure as coach as well.
The Blues actually led by as much as 23 points in the early stages but conceded a woeful 19 consecutive goals. Port’s biggest lead was 96 points.
Since 2001, the only larger runs were the Bulldogs’ 21 consecutive goals against Essendon in 2019 and Geelong’s 23 consecutive against Fremantle in 2018.
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Making matters worse, it was Marc Murphy’s 300th and final match, with the 95-point smashing the worst loss for a 300-gamer in VFL-AFL history.
Murphy will retire with 182 losses, the second-most among active players.
Running defender Adam Saad was on the bench “distraught” after collapsing in the last 80 seconds, then…