The Demons flanker managed to attract the pill on 30 occasions against the Saints and was a formidable option of translating defence into attack.
One of many Melbourne players that shined in Spud's game, taking 10 marks and accumulating over 600 metres gained for the day.
The Saints key-defender was rock solid albeit in a loss for his side.
29 disposals, eight marks and a stunning 769 metres gained saw Howard step up in a match dedicated to one of St Kilda's greatest defenders in Danny Frawley.
While it wasn't the Saints' night, Howard can keep his head up high.
The Power were dominant on Saturday, trouncing the Bombers in front of an ecstatic home crowd by nine goals.
Houston offered plenty of run and carry for Ken Hinkley, blitzing past the boys in the red sash on his way to collecting 25 touches, four tackles and 657 metres gained.
A glamourous second match in the AFL saw Campbell lead as one of Sydney's best in a vital win over Adelaide to take their tally to 2-0 for the season.
An elite user of the ball, Campbell amassed 25 touches for the day that produced a game-high 708 metres gained and is firmed to be a worthy successor to Jake Lloyd.
The Magpies star defender backed up his dominant Round 1 outing with a performance as equally impressive against the Blues, whilst going home with the four points this week.
Darcy Moore has hit the ground running in 2021! Another impressive display from the All Australian defender against the Blues tonight 🙌 pic.twitter.com/ehanFQbzMz
— Triple M Footy (@triplemfooty) March 25, 2021
Despite a competitive tussle with Carlton forward Harry McKay, Moore was able to impact almost every contest as the Blues looked to attack, amassing a staggering 18 intercept possessions for his efforts.
Started the game off half-back and excelled when moved into the midfield, but we'll keep the pacey Magpie in our defence for his stellar outing against the Blues.
36 touches, seven marks and almost 800 metres gained saw Crisp thrive in his dual role between midfield and defence.