To some extent, tonight's visit of table-topping Watford will generate an atmosphere similar to that in the local derby at the weekend.
And that's a good thing.
After all, the last thing that City boss Glenn Roeder would want after witnessing his side produce everything that he could have asked for against Ipswich on Sunday, is for it all to fall flat in the very next game.
When it's the old enemy that's lining up in the tunnel five minutes before kick-off, the adrenaline is guaranteed to pump. But as many a side has found out to its cost after a barn-storming display, an ?after the Lord Mayor's show? syndrome can follow all too easily.
So the league leaders coming to town tonight is no bad thing.
What is for certain though, is that providing the Canaries can continue where they left off against Jim Magilton's men at the weekend Watford will be in for one helluva' game.
No-one needs reminding of the considerably substandard offerings from City on an all too frequent basis this season, and had we witnessed only half the effort, energy and determination in Norwich's previous 13 league games as was evident against Ipswich, then City would certainly be challenging up there at the top end of the table with the Tractor Boys right now rather than desperately struggling to keep themselves afloat at rock bottom.
But as the new City boss himself has already alluded to, what's done is done, and so he and his team must only look forward.
Roeder will have been delighted with the attitude of each and every one of his players on Sunday, but it was particularly pleasing to see one or two of them producing the kind of performances that those of us longer in the tooth haven't seen for a longish while now.
Luke Chadwick's inclusion in the starting XI certainly wouldn't have been met with universal approval when the teams were announced on Sunday, but he was as good as anyone in a yellow shirt for the 70 minutes or so that he was on the pitch, and a considerable threat to the opposition when he had the ball at his feet.
Likewise with Julien Brellier.
He more than anyone else would have wondered if he would ever again get the chance to pull on Norwich shirt after apparently being frozen out of first-team plans by former boss Peter Grant following his stupid sending-off at Wolves back in September. But with Roeder having stuck to his promise of wiping the slate clean, so Brellier was given a reprieve at the weekend.
And, boy, didn't he take it!
Brellier and Darel Russell were terrific in the middle of the park, and it was basically their dominance that provided the springboard for the Canaries to pin Ipswich back deep into their own half for much of the game.
The one downside to Sunday's heroics of course, and one that will impact hard on the Canaries tonight, was the late dismissal of Darren Huckerby for violent conduct.
Huckerby can't complain at his red-card even though his tackle wasn't as bad as it looked.
He showed his studs and went over the top of the ball. End of. But being without him now for the next three matches is obviously something that Norwich could have done without.
Watford themselves suffered the shock of a rare defeat at home on Saturday, and their 3-0 reverse at the hands of promotion-chasing West Brom brought an end to a magnificent ten-game unbeaten run and five wins on the spin.
Hornets boss Aidy Boothroyd was honest enough to admit afterwards that the Baggies were by far the best team on the day, but no-one in the Canaries' camp will be under any illusions of the calibre of the former Norwich youth team boss' side.
With ten wins from their fourteen league games Watford are still bang on course to being crowned Champions and achieving a swift return to the Premiership next May, and warning is also served to City by the fact that not only are Watford the division's leading scorers away from home, but their previous league defeat ? a 4-1 thumping at Leicester back in August ? signalled the start of a subsequent ten-game unbeaten run.