With just seven points on the board from their opening six league games, the Canaries would have viewed the trip to Molineux with a certain degree of trepidation considering the manner in which they were out-played at Charlton on Tuesday night, as well the fact that they have clearly struggled to find their form this season.
But did they ultimately go onto the pitch on Saturday with genuine conviction and belief that they could put pressure on what had been an equally unconvincing Wolves side to date and actually try to win the game – or were they like frightened lambs to the slaughter?
Well, the answer to that particular question would be the second of the above two options unfortunately – but on a considerably bigger scale than you could ever imagine seeing as City offered absolutely no resistance whatsoever.
Now you can think back to some pretty dire Norwich performances in recent seasons, games when you might have despaired at the lack of quality, effort or even desire on show from the Canaries. But let me assure you, none were worse than this.
Not even 11 months ago, when Nigel Worthington made his way through the exit door at Carrow Road after witnessing his side having basically throw the towel in against Burnley and deliver such an inept performance that it ultimately proved to be the straw that broke the camel's back as far as the board were concerned.
This was just as bad.
Minus the services of Dion Dublin, City looked lightweight at the back – although somewhat ironically Jason Shackell and Gary Doherty proved to be arguably the only two players on duty who did seem as though they cared ? while in midfield Seyi Olofinjana proved to be simply too strong for Darel Russell, Simon Lappin and Julien Brellier.
In attack, Jamie Cureton, David Strihavka and Darren Huckerby basically didn't get a kick, and Wolves 'keeeper Wayne Hennessey will not have as easy an afternoon again if he plays until he's 50.
Now we already knew before the teams kicked-off at 3pm yesterday that it had been a poor start to the campaign for Norwich, whereby in most of the games they had been out-played and had their weaknesses exposed.
But in each of those matches there had been a crumb of comfort for the watching City fans in that the Canaries had at least played with passion.
They might not have been good enough in terms of quality, and there would be a good case for arguing that they might not have been deployed in the best possible formation at times or even that the manager had necessarily selected the ideal starting line-up, but at least the team on duty had dug in and not rolled over and surrendered.
Well even that's gone out of the window now, seeing as Norwich simply couldn't have offered up any less resistance than they did at Molineux on Saturday if they'd tried to.
And as if that in itself wasn't bad enough, Jason Shackell's and Julien Brellier's dismissals actually helped contribute to turn what was indisputably a woeful performance from Norwich into an afternoon of farce.
It was embarrassing, nothing less, simply embarrassing.
Don't ask where the team go from here because it's pretty futile trying to plan anything or make any tactical changes if no-one's basically going to bother to wear the shirt with pride.
Forget about the result at Manchester City on Tuesday night – on this showing it's a forgone conclusion ? just hope that you see some sort of reaction. Any type of response that shows you that the events at Molineux on Saturday have hurt deeply.