Richmond has faded to a 16-point loss to Collingwood on Sunday evening at the MCG, the Pies charging home to snatch a come-from-behind win 13.9 (87) to 11.5 (71).
Collingwood was 20 points adrift at the final break of an injury-ravaged Richmond side, but took advantage of its disposal dominance to slam home seven last-quarter goals.
Jordan De Goey (29 disposals) took the lead with a steady set-shot at the 15-minute mark of the fourth term, and the Pies were never headed from there.
Richmond showed glimpses of their hallmarks in the first three quarters, with the tackle pressure, tap-ons and run-and-carry game coming to the fore, but the Pies applied the handbrake in the final term, conceding just eight points.
Sunday night's loss marks a fourth-consecutive defeat for the Tigers, suffering losses to West Coast, St Kilda, Gold Coast and now Collingwood.
The Magpies were ahead in most statistical categories at quarter-time – including disposals, marks and inside-50s – but still finished the quarter 17 points adrift, as Shai Bolton (26 and eight clearances) and Tom Lynch (three goals) kicked things into gear.
The Tigers ramped up the pressure in the second quarter, adding another two goals to drag the lead out to 29 points, before Collingwood stepped up a notch in the middle of the ground, finally breaking through for their second at the 18-minute mark.
Collingwood's resurgence was capped off by a brilliant running passage of play through the middle of the ground, keeping themselves one handball ahead of the closing Tigers before Josh Thomas found Darcy Cameron in the goal-square.
Jack Riewoldt kicked the 700th goal of his career after the half-time siren to stretch the margin back out to 17 points.
With the clock ticking down to half-time, Riewoldt launched himself at a long kick in his inimitable marking style, before slotting the magic No.700 after the siren.
With big game number 300 next week, the Tiger has a career average of 2.3 goals a match.
After a few weeks of either being out of the side or medi-sub, Callum Brown (24, six inside-50s) relished a rare full game, while Jack Crisp's fine season continued with 33 touches and Brayden Maynard was typically ferocious, playing as a key back against Riewoldt.
Bolton was at his elusive best for the first three quarters for the Tigers, Dylan Grimes (seven marks) was imperious in defence while Jack Graham and Jayden Short worked hard throughout.
RICHMOND 4.0 7.2 10.3 11.5 (71)
COLLINGWOOD 1.1 4.3 6.7 13.9 (87)
Richmond: Lynch 3, Baker 2, Collier-Dawkins, Bolton, Martin, Riewoldt, Castagna, Pickett
Collingwood: Elliott 3, Thomas 2, Cameron 2, Pendlebury, Mihocek, Adams, De Goey, Murphy, Grundy
Richmond: Bolton, Grimes, Short, Graham, Baker, Lynch
Collingwood: Crisp, Adams, De Goey, Maynard, Elliott, Pendlebury
Collingwood: Kelly (quad)
Richmond: Jack Ross (unused)
Collingwood: Trey Ruscoe (replaced Kelly)
Crowd: 29,437 at the MCG