The last time QPR won their first two games of the season - they won the Championship.
That was the heady campaign of 2010-11, and early days it may be but when you grind out wins thanks to a Steven Caulker header and a Tjaronn Chery penalty, then why not a second bite of the, ahem, cherry?
This was no spectacle.
In fact, there was precious little for a full 50 minutes to excite anyone.
Nedum Onuoha suffered a yellow card barely nine minutes into the game for a challenge on Joe Ralls. Some refs might not have given it.
Then Ben Gladwin was upended on the break by Ralls, and this time the Bluebird got away Scot free despite a niggly tackle.
That was that for a Hoop who has been struggling with an ankle injury from last week against Leeds.
Yeni Ngbakoto took his place, but there was precious little else to set the pulses racing.
Before kick-off, City fans chanted 'Iceland, Iceland, Iceland,' at those having trekked down the M4. The taunt was at England's failure in Euro 2016 in contrast to the Red Dragons marshalled by former Fulham hero Chris Coleman.
Maybe a once round the supermarket of the same name might have held as much appeal as a tepid first half summed up by one pea-roller of a shot from Sebastian Polter.
Early in the second period, Jordan Cousins finally got beyond the Cardiff defence and raced in to send a ball across the box intended for Ngbakoto - but no luck.
City old boy Steven Caulker was just wide with a header and also rippled the side netting with a shot, but he made no mistake with the goal that put Rangers ahead.
Jake Bidwell sent in a curling free-kick from the right and the centre back rose high and strong to send the ball beyond David Marshall's despairing left hand.
In respect to those who used to support him, he showed little elation.
Sebastian Polter made up for it when he wriggled in the box from the left, drew a foul from Bruno Manga, and got the spot-kick.
Chery scored last week, and this time he thumped the ball high and unerringly to Marshall's left again to put Rs in heady territory in the Championship.