IT was fantastic to see Exeter Chiefs get the praise they deserved after Sunday's highly impressive win against Cardiff Blues.
Although some coverage was focused more on how poor the visitors were in the first half, or the way they closed the gap in the second, Rob Baxter's men are due a huge amount of credit for the way they attacked the game.
In the 10 years or so that I have been covering the Chiefs, that first 40 minutes has to go down as the best display of attacking rugby I have seen.
The pace and power that Exeter attacked Cardiff with, not to mention the precision, was too much for the visitors to handle. And this was a Blues side with an array of internationals and a host of players known across the globe.
There was a willingness to attack from anywhere on the pitch, even their own 22. And that was backed up by a succession of breaks through the Cardiff defence to initiate another raid on their tryline.
There was also a variety to the play, with inroads made through good handling, clever lines of attack, fancy footwork or brute force.
I was fortunate enough to be sat alongside the Radio Wales commentary team, and former national skipper Martyn Williams, who was a summariser for the match.
In his on-air pre-amble before kick-off, he aptly stated the Blues' defence would have to stand up to be counted as he felt it was an area that had not been firing in the early weeks of the campaign.
Forty minutes later, with his former teammates 36-3 down, it was easy to see what he was talking about.
However, Cardiff's defence would have been able to cope a lot better had Exeter not played with such invention and speed, not allowing the visitors to settle and working them the full width of the pitch.
Yes the players in the bright pink jerseys missed tackles, but they did so because of the way Exeter attacked them – they didn't just trot up and give them easy hits to make.
The display was not perfect, you only have to look at the number of passes that landed in no man's land to know that, but it was a very impressive display nonetheless.
It was very reminiscent of the win at home against Harlequins 53 weeks earlier, when the Chiefs made teams in the Premiership sit up and take notice of what they could do with ball in hand.
However, what makes last Sunday's display one notch on from that is the higher standard of competition and the fact that Cardiff travelled with the very best side they could muster, with their key players primed to hit top form.
And it also has to be put into context with the memory of the opening 40 minutes against Leicester just a fortnight earlier.
That drab showing, when Exeter turned around 15-0 down after failing to give it a real go against the Tigers, has proved to be something of a turning point.
They improved in the second half, although it was too little too late to take anything from the match.
The following Sunday the players stepped it up once again to smash Gloucester up front and fully merit their 29-12 win at Kingsholm.
And against Cardiff the full attacking armoury was on show for the first 50 minutes as it seems Exeter are starting to hit top form this autumn.
One other factor to bear in mind: this time last year, the suggestion that a squad without the likes of Rich Baxter, Tom Hayes, James Hanks, Luke Arscott, James Scaysbrook and Craig Mitchell would hammer a star-studded Cardiff side would have been laughed at.
There is now a strength in depth to the Exeter squad that suggests they should be able to maintain this form in the coming weeks as they look to maintain a challenge in Europe and move up the table domestically.