AFL 2011: Winning from behind in the regular season

This is a companion post to NRL 2011: Winning from behind in the regular season.

I am interested in the ability to win in invasive team games.

This season I have looked at winning behaviours in association football, Australian rules football, rugby league and rugby union.

In this post I list those teams in this year’s AFL fixtures in Australia who were able to overcome a deficit within a game to win in the regular season (before the finals’ rounds). The measure of a deficit was at the end of a quarter and does not reflect in every case the scale of a come back within a quarter.

In the table below the first named team overcame a deficit to win. There were three drawn games in the regular season.

To Win Team Opponent Round
36 Suns v Tigers Round 17
32 Hawthorn v Saints Round 8
30 Magpies v Crows Round 9
28 Suns v Port Adelaide Round 5
27 Port Adelaide v Crows Round 4
25 Melbourne v Lions Round 3
24 Kangaroos v Demons Round 8
23 Magpies v Essenden Round 19
22 Bulldogs v Crows Round 13
22 Richmond v N Melbourne Round 5
20 Geelong v Suns Round 10
19 Crows v Hawthorn Round 1
19 Hawthorn v Melbourne Round 2
18 Hawthorn v Dockers Round 11
17 Geelong v Hawks Round 12
17 Swans v Essenden Round 2
16 Essenden v Port Adelaide Round 23
16 Tigers v Crows Round 23
15 Saints v Carlton Round 24
15 Essenden v Eagles Round 7
14 Crows v Suns Round 8
14 Carlton v Swans Round 6
14 Carlton v Richmond Round 1
13 Eagles v Lions Round 23
13 Crows v Lions Round 20
13 Essenden v Swans Round 20
13 Brisbane v N Melbourne Round 9
13 Geelong v St Kilda Round 1
12 Kangaroos v Richmond Round 24
12 Hawthorn v N Melbourne Round 20
12 Kangaroos v Bulldogs Round 17
12 Swans v N Melbourne Round 10
12 Geelong v Carlton Round 9
11 Hawthorn v Suns Round 24
11 Carlton v Kangaroos Round 19
11 Freemantle v Brisbane Round 14
11 Lions v Crows Round 10
11 Geelong v Magpies Round 8
10 Swans v St Kilda Round 22
10 Eagles v Crows Round 12
10 Collingwood v Bulldogs Round 6
10 Hawthorn v Eagles Round 4
10 Freemantle v Brisbane Round 1
9 Essenden v Tigers Round 16
9 Richmond v Brisbane Round 13
8 Richmond v Demons Round 22
8 Richmond v Swans Round 21
8 Geelong v Brisbane Round 17
8 Lions v Port Adelaide Round 15
8 Hawthorn v Port Adelaide Round 7
8 Geelong v Hawks Round 5
7 Geelong v Magpies Round 24
7 Collingwood v Lions Round 22
7 Crows v Swans Roung 15
7 Demons v Essenden Round 11
7 Geelong v Swans Round 4
6 Swans v Lions Round 24
6 Richmond v Lions Round 6
6 Swans v Eagles Round 3
5 Freemantle v Suns Round 15
5 Carlton v Port Adelaide Round 11
5 Hawks v Swans Round 9
5 Saints v Lions Round 5
4 Port Adelaide v Demons Round 24
4 Carlton v St Kilda Round 7
4 Swans v Bulldogs Round 7
3 Eagles v Dockers Round 18
3 Bulldogs v Carlton Round 16
3 Kangaroos v Port Adelaide Round 14
3 Geelong v Saints Round 13
3 Essenden v Lions Round 8
3 Essenden v Bulldogs Round 1
2 Tigers v Dockers Round 7
2 Eagles v N Melbourne Round 1
1 Eagles v Essenden Round 22
1 Tigers v Essenden Round 9
1 Magpies v Carlton Round 3
To Draw
18 Carlton v Essenden Round 4
14 Melbourne v Swans Round 1
14 Richmond v Saints Round 2
7 Saints v Richmond Round 2

Photo Credit
AFL Kangaroos v Magpies

NRL 2011: Winning from behind in the regular season

I am interested in the ability to win in invasive team games.

This season I have looked at winning behaviours in association football, Australian rules football, rugby league and rugby union.

In this post I list those teams in this year’s 2011 NRL fixtures in Australia who were able to overcome a deficit within a game to win in the regular season (before the finals’ rounds).

In the table below the first named team (in bold) overcame a deficit to win. There was one draw that was not resolved in extra time.

This season the four largest deficits were overturned by the away team.

Gap Game Home/Away
22 Cowboys v Raiders (NRL13) Away Team
20 Rabbitohs v Dragons (NRL21) Away Team
18 Storm v Eels (NRL21) Away Team
18 Wests v Warriors (NRL14) Away Team
16 Bulldogs v Knights (NRL25) Home Team
16 Cowboys v Eels (NRL10) Home Team
14 Bulldogs v Eels (NRL6) Away Team
14 Titans v Tigers (NRL6) Home Team
13 Eagles v Sharks (NRL5) Away Team
12 Roosters v Eels (NRL25) Away Team
12 Rabbitohs v Cowboys (NRL24) Home Team
12 Tigers v Eagles (NRL21) Away Team
12 Raiders v Dragons (NRL20) Home Team
12 Cowboys v Titans (NRL20) Away Team
12 Warriors v Bulldogs (NRL19) Home Team
12 Rabbitohs v Sharks (NRL8) Home Team
12 Knights v Raiders (NRL7) Away Team
10 Bulldogs v Raiders (NRL24) Home Team
10 Dragons v Warriors (NRL25) Home Team
10 Roosters v Sharks (NRL24) Home Team
10 Eagles v Eels (NRL23) Away Team
10 Eels v Cowboys (NRL4) Home Team
8 Cowboys v Sharks (NRL25) Home Team
8 Warriors v Knights (NRL23) Home Team
8 Broncos v Warriors (NRL22) Home Team
8 Tigers v Dragons (NRL22) Home Team
8 Roosters v Panthers (NRL18) Home Team
8 Tigers v Panthers (NRL11) Home Team
8 Eels v Titans (NRL7) Home Team
6 Broncos v Rabbitohs (NRL25) Home Team
6 Panthers v Raiders (NRL25) Away Team
6 Titans v Raiders (NRL24) Home Team
6 Storm v Dragons (NRL24) Home Team
6 Storm v Panthers (NRL22) Home Team
6 Knights v Titans (NRL21) Home Team
6 Cowboys v Panthers (NRL21) Home Yeam
6 Roosters v Bulldogs (NRL21) Home Team
6 Panthers v Eels (NRL19) Home Team
6 Rabbitohs v Roosters (NRL19) Home Team
6 Eagles v Rabbitons (NRL18) Home Team
6 Knights v Dragons (NRL17) Away Team
6 Wests v Knights (NRL13) Home Team
6 Storm v Rabbitohs (NRL13) Away Team
6 Eagles v Broncos (NRL12) Away Team
6 Warriors v Knights (NRL10) Away Team
6 Wests v Raiders (NRL8) Away Team
6 Storm v Knights (NRL8) Home Team
6 Warriors v Storm (NRL7) Away Team
6 Warriors v Roosters (NRL5) Home Team
6 Bulldogs v Rabbitohs (NRL7) Home Team
6 Tigers v Rabbitohs (NRL5) Home Team
6 Eagles v Knights (NRL3) Home Team
6 Broncos v Titans (NRL3) Away Team
6 Wests v Warriors (NRL2) Home Team
6 Raiders v Sharks (NRL1) Home Team
6 Titans v Raiders (NRL4) Away Team
4 Knights v Raiders (NRL22) Home Team
4 Wests v Roosters (NRL20) Home Team
4 Knights v Roosters (NRL16) Home Team
4 Panthers v Cowboys (NRL16) Home Team
4 Sharks v Titans (NRL16) Away Team
4 Broncos v Dragons (NRL15) Home Team
4 Titans v Dragons (NRL13) Away Team
4 Broncos v Sharks (NRL13) Away Team
4 Panthers v Titans (NRL13) Away Team
4 Cowboys v Eagles (NRL8) Home Team
4 Knights v Sharks (NRL6) Home Team
4 Eagles v Warriors (NRL6) Home Team
4 Cowboys v Broncos (NRL1) Away Team
4 Broncos v Panthers (NRL4) Home Team
3 Eagles v Bulldogs (NRL24) Home Team
2 Roosters v Dragons (NRL23) Away Team
2 Storm v Titans (NRL23) Away Team
2 Warriors v Raiders (NRL21) Home Team
2 Sharks v Raiders (NRL18) Home Team
2 Storm v Warriors (NRL16) Away Team
2 Eagles v Eels (NRL15) Home Team
2 Cowboys v Warriors (NRL15) Home Team
2 Storm v Roosters (NRL14) Home Team
2 Storm v Sharks (NRL12) Home Team
2 Dragons v Cowboys (NRL9) Home Team
2 Warriors v Titans (NRL9) Away Team
2 Broncos v Knights (NRL5) Home Team
2 Bulldogs v Roosters (NRL2) Home Team
2 Knights v Panthers (NRL1) Away Team
2 Storm v Eagles (NRL1) Home Team
1 Bulldogs v Eels (NRL20) Home Team
1 Roosters v Rabbitohs (NRL1) Home Team
Draw
13 Dragons v Eels (NRL8) Home Team

Photo Credit

Video referee confirms Mark Gasnier’s try