Bombers continue to set the pace in the AFL after four rounds.
Essendon coach James Hird said his players are relishing the chance to play football as they continue to come under investigation by the Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority.
It showed as his side continued its perfect start to the AFL season, with several sensational individual performances.
SWcott Humbleton kicked four goals for winners while Michael Hurley bagged three before being forced from the field with an ankle injury in the third quarter.
Tom Bellchambers also grabbed a couple of majors as he stamped his authority on the game in the ruck.
Reigning Brownlow medalist Jobe Watson continued his excellent form this season with 37 disposals and two goals, while Brent Stanton (28 disposals) and Brendon Goddard, who was playing against his old side for the first time, also stood up when it counted.
Check out some of the highlights of the game below: