The Warriors played an almost perfect 80 minutes of league to score their biggest win in eight years.
The Auckland side thrashed the Eels 48-0, their biggest winning margin against Parramatta, in cold, clear conditions at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday night.
Now comfortably within the top eight, the Warriors presented unique football that allowed them to run rings around the Eels before a crowd of 14,087.
Warriors coach Andrew McFadden seems determined to defy rugby league convention and his side is running into a vein of form so rich the Eels had almost no answer.
McFadden said it was the best game his team had played since he had been head coach. He said the side stuck almost perfectly to the game plan.
"We took our opportunities. It was very pleasing. It was a really good team performance," McFadden said.
"Forty-eight points is one thing, but the zero was a really big thing for us."
A pushover try from a scrum is almost unheard of in league but the Warriors, who had been practising the move during the week, pulled it off, putting fullback Sam Tomkins over for one of his team's eight tries.
McFadden said the pushover try was something the team had worked on to seize upon at the right opportunity.
"The players were the ones that called it, so they can take credit for that."
Other facets of the game also seemed to confuse the Eels including five-eighth Chad Townsend being involved in far more tactical kicking than in previous games, forward Sebastine Ikahihifo developing a move where he spins into tackles making several metres in the process and Tomkins - probably the smallest man in the Warriors team - committing his body to the line against men twice his size.
The ease with which Tomkins played seemed to frustrate the Eels. Winger Semi Radradra put his knee into the fullback's throat and was put on report as a result.
The Warriors' defence has become relentless. Centre Konrad Hurrell is a human wrecking ball, with Eels captain Willie Tonga among his victims. Shaun Johnson converted all eight tries.
The sides came into the game on 20 points but differentials meant the Eels were ninth and the Warriors seventh. The Eels were without influential fullback Jarryd Hayne and seemed to have no coherent attack. His replacement Chris Sandow showed small moments of brilliance but it was futile
The scoring began after two and a half minutes when David Fusitu'a, the 19-year-old winger who is becoming known for his spectacular diving tries, scored his fifth try in just nine games this year. The try came after a kick from Townsend and then a shift to the right side of the park with Fusitu'a scoring close to touch.
The Eels were good in defence initially but could not compete with the constant hammering from the Warriors. After 12 minutes Johnson put through a grubber kick and ran through to score. At this stage the Warriors were scoring at a point a minute.
Tomkins, who a few minutes earlier had been punished in a dubious looking tackle, clambered his way over in the tackle of David Gower and Semi Radradra, out-muscling two much heavier men, after 20 minutes.
The Eels defence seemed to give up in the 26th minute with Johnson cutting a swathe through the team to put Hurrell across, his 13th try of the season on a night when he made his 50th appearance for the club.
The try from the Warriors scrum made the Eels scrum look almost farcical.
Tomkins sent captain Simon Mannering over just before half-time.
The game was all but over by half-time but the Eels played with intent in the second half.
Eels coach Brad Arthur said his side had tried hard in the second half but "in the first half we didn't give ourselves any opportunities".
Arthur said the heavy penalty count against his team at the start of the first half meant they were expending all their energy on defence and couldn't muster any thoughts on attack.
"That's not an excuse. But 18 sets to six . . . when you do get the ball you are gassed, you're tired. We had to make nearly three times as many tackles as them," Arthur said.
The Warriors play the Broncos in Brisbane next Saturday night. The Broncos will be smarting after the Warriors ground out a win against them at Mt Smart Stadium in round 15.
Warriors general manager football operations Dean Bell has scotched suggestions Steve Matai will leave Manly and join the Warriors. Rumours abounded on Saturday the centre had signed but Bell said those were not true.