Bulldogs.com.au takes a look back at season 2016 in a three part series.
Round 10: Bulldogs 36 Tigers 4
Canterbury-Bankstown's pack was far too strong for the Wests Tigers and bullied the contest from the outset. The Bulldogs showed no signs of missing Will Hopoate (Sunday game), while Wests Tigers lost Robbie Farah early in the contest when he was accidentally knocked out while attempting a tackle on Josh Reynolds. Farah was later cleared of any serious injury at hospital.
Round 11: Bulldogs 32 Roosters 20
The Bulldogs raced to an 18-point lead and were never going to be run down from there, with Tyrone Phillips claiming a hat-trick. It is going to be incredibly tough for the Tricolours to make the finals after another loss.
They were sparked to life by Latrell Mitchell who tried his best to inspire his team despite being sin-binned and showed that he is every bit as good as the hype. The Bulldogs continue to do what they do best and are well placed coming into the tricky Origin schedule.
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was put on report for dangerous contact.
Round 12: Raiders 32 Bulldogs 20
In a match that had just about everything - errors, controversial calls, sensational tries - the Canberra Raiders were poor in the first half yet finished the game with a comfortable 12-point win. Bulldogs big men James Graham, Aiden Tolman and Greg Eastwood were terrific for the visitors while the Raiders' outside backs thrived. The result pushes Canberra into the NRL top six, just behind the Bulldogs on the Telstra Premiership ladder.
Round 13: Sharks 20 Bulldogs 18
A Ricky Leutele try and the ensuing sideline conversion from James Maloney in the final minute helped the Sharks steal a 20-18 win over the Bulldogs on Monday night.
Judiciary: Michael Lichaa (grade 1 dangerous throw)
Round 14: Bulldogs 34 Dragons 16
The Bulldogs proved too strong for the Dragons but a controversial try thanks to Tony Williams accidentally passing the ball forward to himself was the major talking point at ANZ Stadium.
Round 15: BYE
Round 16: Bulldogs 40 Broncos 14
Despite a cagey opening period, the Bulldogs put on an attacking clinic to dominate an out-of-sorts Broncos side at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
Injuries: Tom Opacic (ankle), Matt Gillett (eye).
Judiciary: Josh Jackson (dangerous throw)
Round 17: Bulldogs 24 Roosters 20
Despite the best efforts of a reinvigorated Tricolours side led by fit-again halfback Mitchell Pearce, the Bulldogs held on to move into the top four for the time being on Thursday night.
Injuries: Latrell Mitchell (knee), Raymond Faitala-Mariner (head).
Round 18: Bulldogs 32 Tigers 22
Despite showing plenty of promise Wests Tigers couldn't stop a Bulldogs side who have now won four in a row and are further pressing their claims for a top four finish in 2016.