Without Nat Fyfe and under the pump, the Dockers put in a typical Ross Lyon performance to get the upset win over Port Adelaide last week.
This low-scoring and narrow victory at home means that Fremantle are still a mathematical chance to make the eight.
They would need to win every game until the end of the season to give themselves a chance, and that starts here.
With an awful record outside of Perth, still without Fyfe, and coming up against a side that is also in a desperate scramble to make the eight, it would be unlikely if the Dockers were to pull off back-to-back upsets.
Essendon have won have won four of their last five. If any team is going to come from a long way back to sneak into September footy, it looks to be them.
While they didn't set the world alight in last week's win over the Suns, the Bombers just have too much firepower for the dour Dockers.
They will also have the added motivation of revenge after going down to the Perth side in Round 2.
Watch out Adelaide because the red-hot Lions (that's right, the red-hot Lions) are aiming for their fourth consecutive win.
The last time Brisbane won four on-the-trot was way back in the first four rounds of 2010.
Knocking off the Hawks from their Tasmanian perch last week will give them bags off confidence to get their teeth stuck into the Crows this week.
The Lions have played their best footy at home all year, and expect the biggest crowd of the year to pile into the Gabba to get behind their club.
While the experience of their two Daynes, Beams and Zorko, have really stepped up of late, it has been Brisbane's younger generation and their aggressive, attacking style of play that has got people talking.
The Lions will still come in as underdogs against a resurgent Adelaide outfit.
The Crows are just about back to full strength and put in a commanding performance to get the job done against the Cats last week.
With every game crucial if they want to be playing finals footy, Adelaide have plenty to play for in the Sunshine State. They will have to cope without suspended skipper Taylor Walker.
Luke Hodge (Brisbane, likely), Mitch McGovern (Adelaide, likely)
Taylor Walker (Adelaide)
No rain about, which will draw a bigger home crowd.