Ian Holloway suffered his second defeat in his three games as QPR boss as Rangers slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
James Perch was sent off in a turgid first half for two yellow cards; the first for dissent and the second for a late tackle.
Wolves, who haven't won since their 3-1 win over Brentford in September and not even scored a goal under Paul Lambert, took the lead as Dave Edwards lashed the ball home after Dominic Iorfa's cut back on the byline.
Helder Costa doubled the lead soon after as he created time and space in the box to lash home from close range as the home defence failed to even put a challenge in.
Joel Lynch pulled a goal back in the last minute of regulation time to lift QPR, with Wolves missing chances to put the game to bed.
Below are five talking points to emerge from Loftus Road on a cold December night.
Turgid from QPR
Ian Holloway promised blood and thunder and passion but there was very little evidence of that on display.
The QPR boss was seen gesturing in the dugout but it seemed as if the squad were not receptive to his demands as they were limp going forward, even with 11 men.
Rangers were also likely to concede further goals after going 2-0 down as they were caught out on the break.
Holloway may be a QPR favourite but more performances like this may lead to that reputation waning. Certainly, predecessors Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Chris Ramsey would have been slaughtered for this performance.
Much like against Forest, QPR were allowed back into the game as they sat back and panicked.
Smithies QPR's best
It sums up QPR's limp display that Alex Smithies was the player to come out with most credit.
The goalkeeper made smart saves to deny Helder Costa's volley in the first half before following it up with saves from Dave Edwards' header and then Matt Doherty's one on one.
The number one stopper may have made a mistake at the weekend in the defeat to Ipswich but it's clear that he's mentally tough to deal with it and there was nothing he could do to deny Edwards and Costa's efforts.
He also made a save to deny Jon Dadi Bodvarsson in the closing stages. Had he not been there, QPR would have been looking at another 6-0 home defeat.
First harsh, second fair
James Perch can, to some extent, count himself unlucky to be dismissed in the first half.
The full back reacted angrily to Tim Robinson's baffling decision to penalise QPR from a corner for apparent pushing. The official was quick to pull the yellow out – but failed to do so in any other instance of dissent.
However, when he slid in on Matt Doherty, catching the Wolves man late, Robinson had no option but to reach for his pocket and give Perch his marching orders.
A turnout of 12,220 is around 3,000 down on QPR's average gate and it's easy to understand why.
A cold December night will put families off, especially with supporters having to work on Friday.
The fact it was televised on Sky Sports was another factor. Those who have to work can watch in the comfort of warmth of their own home, or local watering hole.
Wolves aren't special
Wolves had not won in 10 games going into this game and were low on confidence and that was seen in the closing stages as, against 10 men, they looked to shore things up.
It was made more difficult when Carl Ikeme was forced off with injury and Andy Lonergan replaced him.
They continued to sit back and hit them on the counter before missing several chances to put the game to bed.
They were nearly punished for that in the dying seconds as Lynch scored and then missed a good chance.