London Welsh captain Jonathan Mills is confident the Exiles' 25-24 success over Exeter Chiefs is proof they can survive in the Aviva Premiership.
The new-boys, who fell to Leicester and Quins in their opening fixtures in the English top flight, put in their best performance over the weekend.
And that has led to Mills explaining the current mood at Kassam Stadium going into Round 4.
"It was quite funny how people had already written us off after our first two games, but we were playing two of the best sides in the league," he said.
"Exeter are a quality side in their own right, but to be able to get a win at home at the Kassam was an amazing feeling for the boys. We're on the way now and hopefully we can keep moving forward.
"No one gave us a chance in those games and we went in planning to win them, but the one thing it did do was teach us how teams play in this league and what we need to do to be successful. We've adapted our game after those first two weeks.
"It's sides around us that we've got to be beating. If we can five or six of those eight point games we might be alright at the end of the season."