PETER JACKSON called the 1-0 defeat at Brunton Park on Tuesday a "blip".
However the travelling Terriers who made the trip up to Carlisle might have called it something else, maybe a "bleep bleep"!
So how did Town lose against a team 20 places and 38 points below?
Perhaps a mixture of complacency and lack of effort, heroics on the part of the Carlisle goalkeeper or was it just one of those nights where nothing went to plan?
Maybe PJ was right, let's just call it a blip!
Town could have gone into the automatic promotion slots without the blip against the bottom club, but won't have to wait long to put things right, because the second-bottom club, Macclesfield, come to the McAlpine tomorrow.
The Silkmen are not exactly the `form' team in Division III of late, losing six of their last eight games and drawing the other two.
In fact you have to go back to mid-January to find their only success this year, a hard fought 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers.
So should Town fans be licking their lips and expecting a goal fest, a real demolition job to put things back on track?
Well, hang on a minute, back in December Macclesfield recorded one of the best results in their League history, a 4-0 `demolition job' against a certain Huddersfield Town!
I've said all season that this division is crazy and one that Town must get out of, and quickly.
Ladbrokes priced up this match before Tuesday, hence the rather short 1/3 on a home win and the rather generous 7/1 on a much-needed three points for the visitors, with the draw at 3/1.
That said, I expect PJ will have his men focused, and the midweek blip will ensure a Town win.
Don't go mad Terriers, take the 5/1 Ladbrokes are offering on a 2-0 win and maybe the same price for Andy Booth to open the scoring.
Macclesfield have only conceded one goal a game in the last four, so Town will have their work cut out if they are to breach a dogged defence.
Macc are fighting for their lives and now thanks to that infamous blip, Carlisle, the team that three or four weeks ago everyone said were already relegated, are now only two wins behind them.
The Premiership returns after the FA Cup took centre stage last weekend, with Leeds hoping to continue their unbeaten run of three games.
Nobody gave them a chance at Manchester United, and even at home against Liverpool, but with Viduka and Smith up front, they've started to prove their critics wrong.
Leeds are still 1/5 with Ladbrokes to be relegated, but won't be when they beat an out of sorts Fulham at Loftus Road tomorrow.
The Whites are 11/4 to bag all three points and possibly climb out of the drop zone for the first time this year. Fulham are 4/5 and the draw 9/4.
Elsewhere on the relegation battlefield, Leicester (5/1) surely cannot beat Birmingham (4/9) at St Andrews with all their `off-field' distractions.
Pompey (10/3) travel to Goodison to take on Everton (8/11) but a draw at 11/5 may be the best they can expect.
Wolves (11/8) play hosts to O'Leary's Villa (8/5) who are a real shout for a European place this season and with another three points from this game, who knows, even Champions League?
Top treble this weekend: Town 1/3, Leeds 11/4 and Birmingham 4/9 at a shade over 6/1.