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Jakovich-Brennan Shield

Team
PA
PF
W
L
D
%
1647
1775
13
10
0
107.8
1660
2079
16
7
0
125.2
1687
2142
18
5
0
127
1697
1922
13
9
1
113.3
1766
1919
12
11
0
108.7
1771
2180
17
6
0
123.1
1855
2088
10
12
1
112.6
1863
2050
12
10
1
110
1877
2193
11
12
0
116.8
1885
2018
13
10
0
107.1
1898
1835
10
13
0
96.7
1906
2149
17
6
0
112.7
1983
1856
10
12
1
93.6
2006
1839
9
14
0
91.7
2050
1838
11
12
0
89.7
2101
1686
7
16
0
80.2
2318
1657
3
20
0
71.5
2674
1418
3
20
0
53

The Jakovich-Brennan Shield is awarded at the end of each year to the team with the least points against, and as such the best defensive profile.

Premierships are built from the backline, and The Back Pocket wants to highlight each year the team that has conceded the lowest score - as quite often this is a more important stat than ladder position.

In 2016, when the Western Bulldogs stormed to an unlikely flag from 7th, there was one predictor that many didn't look at. They had the third least points against, behind only fellow grand finalist Sydney, and preliminary finalists Geelong.

The shield is named after two great defenders, and a backline that would have won the shield five years straight from 1991 - 1995, when they won two premierships in the process. 

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