A win and a defeat for the Canaries from their previous two games didn't even tell half the story.
As anyone who witnessed their two performances would have to concur, the Canaries were excellent against Colchester and Bristol City, and not only did they provide their supporters with plenty to get excited about but they also re-emphasised their true capabilities.
After all, when you can take care of whatever the bottom team in the division can throw at you one week, and then play another off the park that's pushing hard for automatic promotion the next, there's little to debate really save to say that results on any given day are essentially in your own hands.
Just like it was against Burnley on Saturday.
And – although it subsequently didn't turn out that way last week – just like in their previous two matches, the Canaries fully deserved to win the game.
The fact that the two goals it took to actually do so arrived some 88 minutes apart didn't exactly make it the easiest of afternoons for the City faithful, or one which afforded them opportunity to sit back and relax in the manner they could at witnessing the Canaries racking up the chances and goals similar to the previous occasion here at Carrow road against Colchester a fortnight earlier…
But, unlike last week at Bristol, come the final whistle at least this time there could be no denying that the best team had won.
If there was any apprehension beforehand in the home team dressing room at this being another must-win game it certainly didn't show, because City emerged from the tunnel and set about the visitors right from the off.
And although it wouldn't be entirely accurate to state that it was a case of one-way traffic, for 30 minutes at least the Canaries certainly dominated their opponents and produced the type of attacking football that enabled them to bag a hatful of goals against the relegation-bound U's.
Darren Huckerby was a constant thorn in Burnley's side all afternoon, and he provided plenty of ammunition for his team-mates to feed on from both flanks.
Huckerby and Matty Pattison switched wings on several occasions throughout the contest and it worked well, and while Huckerby did indeed deserve to be clutching the sponsors Man of the Match bottle of champagne as he left the pitch, Pattison can be as equally pleased with his performance.
He contributed significantly both on an attacking and defending front, and arguably enjoyed his best game in a Norwich shirt.
And with Mark Fotheringham and Darel Russell providing a firm grip in the middle of midfield it lead to City controlling proceedings, in essence.
After that initial half hour though things fell a little flat for a while, and with a second goal not forthcoming and Burnley gradually increasing their own attacking impetus, the longer the game progressed the more the doubts began to surface – especially so in the second-half.
City did continue to deliver a commendable work-ethic it has to be said, but when Norwich did begin to create chances again towards the end of the game, the sight of manager Glenn Roeder and his assistant Lee Clark taking it in turns to volley the advertising hoardings that adjoin the dugouts with each missed opportunity encapsulated perfectly the anxiety and frustration that was not only being experienced on the sidelines, but no doubt also in the stands as well.
Thankfully, unlike last week, it wasn't another hard luck story this time around, and the eventual outcome was fitting given the balance of play and the Canaries' undoubted superiority.
Until it's mathematically impossible for the Canaries to be relegated there's still a job to be done of course, but Norwich are as good as safe now to all extents and purposes.
And they fully deserve to be, all things considered.