Parramatta insist they are a far more mature team this year and they are ready to deal with the almost annual hype of a lofty early-season ladder position.
The Eels are one of two unbeaten teams in the NRL after the first three rounds, having shot to second behind Penrith with Melbourne their biggest scalp.
But it's nothing new for Parramatta.
The blue-and-golds' premiership drought that dates to 1986 and is one of the most talked about storylines in rugby league.
There was also excitement around the Eels after they started 11-2 last year, before dropping five of their last nine games and crashing out of the finals.
Likewise in 2019 they went on big run before the finals, before being walloped by Melbourne in the second week.
But 20-year-old five-eighth Dylan Brown said this was now a far more mature team with the bulk of the side still there from last year.
"Everyone talks about crumbling in the finals, but this year we're getting better," Brown said.
"It's probably just maturity (that we've learned).
"Last year we were on a buzz and on a high. But we've had two years of that and we understand it's only round three. We just need to stick in it.
"Going back to the first game against the Broncos, the first half was a bit iffy and we came in at halftime and Brad started talking about respect.
"Since then we have shown a lot of patience and maturity."
One thing the Eels are certain of ahead of their Easter Monday clash with Wests Tigers is that their style of football can be far more consistent this year.
Coach Brad Arthur praised his players for their patience in Saturday's 28-4 win over Cronulla, where they wore down an injury-ravaged Sharks before scoring three tries late.
"I think there has always been a tag to Parramatta about losing their marbles towards the end of games when we get in that grind," prop Junior Paulo said.
"We start to play frantic footy.
"I think on the weekend ... we just stuck to our game plan and knew we would run them down towards the back-end of the game."
Captain Clint Gutherson expects the squad have learned from last season, where they sat atop the ladder from round two until round nine.
"I would like to think so," Gutherson said.
"It's a very long year, it's nice to start 3-0. But it would mean nothing come round 25 if we don't string a few more wins together.
"We need to make sure that we do and that we have learned form last year."