Hawks earn their 12th AFL win in a row to continue to be the premiership favourites.
The Hawthorn Hawks continued their sizzling form in the AFL to record their 12th victory in as many games, with the Brisbane Lions their latest victim after going down by 58 points.
Hawthorn were never seriously in danger of dropping the game after their five-goal second term, with the margin only blowing out further at the final change as the Hawks kicked another seven majors – with the final score being 21.17 (143) to 12.13 (85).
Lance Franklin, Jarryd Roughead and Shane Savage were on fire up forward for the victory with the trio all kicking four goals a piece, as the Lions struggled defence struggled to contain the different attacking weapons the Hawks posses.
Brisbane was brought back to earth with a thud after their stunning comeback win last weekend against Geelong, which saw Ash McGrath score the winning goal after the final siren.
Brisbane co-captain Jonathan Brown kicked four goals for the visitors while Simon Black and Daniel Rich never stopped trying.
However, the Lions were guilty of bad skill execution, slow and sloppy ball movement and poor decision-making at critical times which snuffed out any chance of a second giant-killing effort in seven days.
The last time the Hawks won 12 in a row was in 1961 which was premiership year for the club, with Alistair Clarkson’s men well-placed to go one step further than their runner-up tag from 2012.