Cats cruise to a 48-point victory over the Power at AAMI Stadium.
The Geelong Cats have responded to their critics after the first loss of the season by thumping Port Adelaide by 48 points on the road.
After having their unbeaten record take away from them by Collingwood last round, the Cats showed they are still one of the teams to beat in 2013 after winning 18.8 (116) to 9.14 (68).
Mercurial midfielder Steve Johnson orchestrated the onslaught with 33 disposals, while James Podsiadly (four goals) and Steven Motlop (two goals) were influential.
Geelong’s defence trio of Harry Taylor, Corey Enright and Andrew Mackie countered any attacking threat from Port, who crash to their fourth loss in a row.
Power utility Chad Wingard, Robbie Gray and captain Travis Boak battled against the tide while veteran Matt Thomas, Jay Schulz and Kane Mitchell each kicked two goals.
Port Adelaide did not manage to score a goal until 10 minutes into the second quarter, by then the Cats were in full-flight and had nine on the board and the game in the bag.
The Power trailed by 62 points at the last change but belatedly made some ground in the final term as Geelong took their foot off the pedal.
The Cats now host Gold Coast while Port play Western Bulldogs in Darwin, both games next Saturday night.