While the Sharks and Bulldogs slipped up, the other finals contenders solidified their positions with a couple of weeks remaining before the business end.
The key talking points, injuries and judiciary news from the weekend's NRL Telstra Premiership action.
Taane Milne is facing a one match ban, while Eels' forward Rory O'Brien and winger Bevan French have been cited by the NRL match review committee.
Eels coach Brad Arthur lamented some poor defensive reads that led to his side losing another winnable game on Sunday.
The in-form Raiders looked like slumping to a shock loss before a second-half blitz helped them storm home over the top of a gutsy Eels outfit at GIO Stadium.
Canberra have overcome an 18-4 half-time deficit to gallop home over the top of a gutsy Eels outfit 28-18 at GIO Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Canberra Raiders and Parramatta Eels have finalised their line-ups for Sunday afteroon's Round 24 NRL Telstra Premiership clash.
Parramatta players are preparing to face the full force of former teammate Junior Paulo for the first time after the big front-rower's mid-season switch.
Parramatta players have praised the dedication coach Brad Arthur has shown in holding the playing group together through unprecedented turmoil throughout 2016.
All the injury news and likely team changes heading into Round 24 of the NRL Telstra Premiership season.