The stats tell the story. Los Pumas made 150 tackles, the All Blacks just 50. The All Blacks carried the ball 612 metres, their opponents just 142.
If anything, the final score did not reflect the All Blacks dominance. The back line was unable to take advantage of the manner in which All Black scrum destroyed the Argentinians and a number of All Black tries wound up being near misses.
However, the Argentinians had made number of changes to their team and lost some of their fluency as a result. They have also played three test matches in three weeks and must pay the Australians next week. It will be a tough call.
They also had the misfortune to play All Black team that appears to be returning to form.
And Dane Coles, playing in his other position on the wing, behaved himself.
The All Blacks are now all but assured of winning the Tri-Nations.
The Guardian weighs up the odds: To snatch the trophy, the Wallabies will have to beat the Pumas by 101 points in Sydney, Alternatively, the Pumas must defeat the Wallabies by 93 points after conceding four second-half tries on Saturday night.
When Richie McCaw was playing, it seemed that, to defeat the All Blacks a team needed to play at their very best and the All Blacks needed to play pretty badly.
Perhaps those days are returning.