Notwithstanding the compressed nature of the 2020 AFL fixture (17 home-and-away games and shortened quarters) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Richmond became the first AFL/VFL premiership team to not concede 100 points in any match during a season since Essendon in 1965.
The most points scored against the Tigers in season 2020, over the course of their 21 games all-up, was 93 by St Kilda (15.3) in Round 4 at Marvel Stadium and Port Adelaide (13.15), Round 11, Adelaide Oval.
Richmond kept its opponents to 50 points or under in 12 games throughout the season, with North Melbourne’s 2.5 (23) in Round 7 at Metricon Stadium being the lowest score conceded.
It was the fourth time the Tigers have accomplished this defensive feat in a premiership year throughout their league football history. They also managed it in 1920 (in 20 games), 1921 (20 games) and 1932 (20 games).
At the other end of the scoring scale, Richmond kicked 100 points or more in a match only once for the season. That occurred in the opening round against Carlton at the MCG when it scored a 24-point win – 16.9 (105) to 12.9 (81).