WATCH: Instant classic as Swans pull off miracle comeback
AND an incredible season gets even more so.
The Sydney Swans are in the top eight after a remarkable, incredible, ridiculous and stunning finish to their Friday night blockbuster with Essendon.
The Bombers led by 19 points with just over four and a half minutes to play and it all seemed certain - they would entrench themselves in the top eight while Sydney, at 5-8, would be in real trouble.
Instead the Swans kept fighting, kicking two goals in the last 80 seconds to win by just a point in an instant classic.
"That's as bad a last minute or so of footy as you're going to see," declared Paul Roos on Fox Footy when discussing the Dons' collapse.
Even the Bombers thought they were home, with captain Dyson Heppell saying post-match "I thought we well and truly had it in our control. It just shows you can't stop playing footy."
The first controversial moment came with around three minutes to play, when a booming Lance Franklin kick was called a behind. A score review was inconclusive, with some suggesting a bent finger meant it was touched; on the umpire's call, it was kept a behind. Two goals the difference.
Essendon then defended hard. A Michael Hurley intercept mark - his sixth - sent the ball back out of their defensive 50 with 1:45 remaining, but Sydney quickly sent it back in and Nic Newman snuck a goal through. Suddenly there was a goal the difference.
From the centre bounce, Essendon sent it forward again, and even when Sydney rebounded a huge grab from Joe Daniher appeared to have sealed it.
But the Swans earned themselves another chance and Buddy, from the centre square, missed to the right to score a point with 29 seconds to play. Five points the margin.
And that's where it all went wrong for Essendon.
Brendon Goddard had the kick-in, but decided to play on and Tom Papley was able to smother it out of bounds; the Swans were alive.
"This is why they pay him the big bucks. In situations like this, get us over the line, find a way," David King said of Goddard post-game on Fox Footy.
"What about just kicking it from full back? What's he really gaining from playing on there?
"The five metres (he gained from playing on), to me, is irrelevant."
Then on the throw-in, Orazio Fantasia "fell asleep", according to King.
Dane Rampe burst through the stoppage, staying ahead of Fantasia and snapping a kick into the waiting arms of Gary Rohan in the goalsquare. Siren. Goal. Pandemonium.
"That's the gap that lost them the game," Gerard Healy said of Fantasia's play on Rampe.
But that wasn't all that went down on Friday night.
Given the Swans won by a point, there was plenty of discussion post-match over a behind given to them after the siren in the first quarter.
A Lance Franklin shot on goal bounced towards the sticks as the siren went, with Essendon's James Kelly taking it across the line.
The team on Fox Footy's post-match coverage was unclear as to whether it should have counted.
The other issue came late when another shot on goal from Buddy was called a point.
The umpire's initial call was a behind and it was left at that, but many believed it was not touched on the line.