Crows still searching for first win
Brisbane kept Adelaide winless for the season as they won by 37 points at the Gabba.
The Lions controlled the game, apart from in the third quarter when they went goalless, while Matthew Nicks' side booted four majors to get back within 18 points.
The home side kicked away again in the final term, going on to win 10.23 (82) to 7.4 (46).
The game went with the formbook, with Chris Fagan's team picking up a third-straight victory while the Crows are now 0-4 and sit at the bottom of the ladder.
Adelaide, who kicked just two goals from nine inside 50s in the first half, will come up against the only other winless team in the competition next week when they tackle Fremantle.
Brisbane had built a 40-point lead at half-time, so their poor third quarter didn't cost them.
Charlie Cameron kicked two goals for the Lions, and came up with a contender for Mark of the Year when he launched high over rows ruckman Reilly O'Brien in the final term to reel in a grab.
Brownlow Medal contender Neale racked up 31 touches and eight marks, despite being tagged by former teammate Ben Keays.
The only downside of the victory for the Lions, who will face unbeaten leaders Port Adelaide at the Gabba in the next round, was the calf injury to skipper Dayne Zorko in the second quarter.
Adelaide kept faith with former skipper Taylor Walker, despite his tough start to the season. Walker sustained a cut under his eye in the first term and only had four disposals in the first half, but things changed for him after the main break.
He sparked a revival with two quick goals before setting up two others as the Crows made a fight of it.
Brisbane are 8/1 to win the Grand Final.
The Lions are 93/100 to win their next game against Port Adelaide, who are 93/100.
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