Apparently the Canberra Raiders hadn't beaten anyone and were simply "beating up" on out of form teams.
Yeah, nah, as the kids say.
The Raiders have sent an emphatic message to the rest of the competition - not only can they account for the easybeats, but they can knock off the best team in the NRL as well.
And the manner in which they did it not only speaks volumes of their heart.
But it will have whoever they play in the semi-finals knowing no matter how far in front of them they are they'll be coming.
It's the feather in their cap that will silence the doubters as they march towards the play-offs.
History never repeats
It looked like it was going to be a case of history repeating for the Raiders - times two.
First Raiders fullback Jack Wighton got sent to the sin bin for a professional foul in Melbourne - the same venue he was sent to the bin in the 2016 preliminary final.
It proved to be a decisive moment in the Storm 14-12 win back then, with the Storm scoring a try during Wighton's absence.
Melbourne scored a try again, centre Justin Olam getting on the end of a Cameron Munster kick.
The second piece of history was the Storm opening up with a three-try, thirty-minute blitz to open up a big early lead and cruising to a comfortable win.
But the result was different on both counts - the Raiders coming back from the three-tries-to-none deficit and overcoming not only Wighton's sin binning but Joe Tapine's as well.
It didn't quite get to the seven-year itch with the Raiders ending their drought against the Storm in Melbourne.
They hadn't beaten the NRL benchmark's there in six years.
The last time they came to Melbourne and won was in round eight in 2013 when they got up 24-20.
It looked like that run was going to continue into a seventh season before the Raiders' stunning fight back.
Don't reward niggle
I hate the way the niggler always gets away scot free in sport, while the retaliator gets punished.
Never liked it, never will.
It rewards the guilty party. It's why I hated Tapine's sin-binning.
Sure, as Raiders coach Ricky Stuart, he should be better than that, but it just encourages more niggle.
Not stripping fans
The stripping rule's been in the spotlight this week after Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson whinged about it last weekend.
Mainly because the Raiders are so good at it. Stuart said the unpredictability it brings would also bring fans to the games.
"I've got to applaud the referees. They've been under immense pressure this week in regards to the stripping rule," he said.
"It brings unpredictability to the game and ... it's a good thing. It gets more people to the game."