The Giants are back on the winning track.
And there were few detours from the straight and narrow and certainly no dangerous "U" turns as Tony Smith's heroes comprehensively, clinically and justifiably sent fourth-placed Hull tumbling to defeat.
There was just one spell of uncertainty in a thoroughly entertaining, high-speed contest. That came midway through the second half when slack marking allowed Hull in for a couple of tries.
But the Giants pulled themselves together defensively and buckled down to the task of notching up another couple of points in their quest for a top six spot.
Hull coach Shaun McRae could have pointed to the fact that eight probable players were out through injury, but he was generous in defeat.
"We paid the price for our first half display when we were flat and ordinary. We were hit by a couple of knockout punches and never really recovered," he said.
"We knew the Giants were going to be very difficult to beat and there was no way we were going to win. Huddersfield came out with a really positive attitude. It was their third game in 10 days and they did superbly well."
Teamwork was the key which unlocked the door to success.
Handling was swift and sure and a completion rate of tackles of 95% was almost perfect. Defensively and offensively there was understanding and innovative plays came off.
But there were also some superb individual performances. Both hooker Darren Turner and stand-off and ex-Hull star Stanley Gene, who missed the midweek defeat against London Broncos, were pronounced fit, and the first half certainly belonged to the Papuan blockbuster.
His rampaging runs frequently punched holes in the Hull defence, which, based on points against, was the strongest in Super League, but it was another former Hull player, veteran forward Steve McNamara, who stamped his personal mark on the game. He was magnificent all-round.
McNamara replaced Jamie Bloem in the 13th minute and put the first points on the board with a penalty goal in the 22nd minute. And after that he showed most of his tricks of the Rugby League trade.
His reading of the game was splendid, he was inspirational and creative. He showed an eye for an opening and he missed only one shot at goal. There could be no arguments about his man of the match award.
Paul Reilly added to his reputation as one of the best all-round full backs in Super League and Darren Fleary was a captain who led from the front and by personal example. His fellow forwards, including winger Matthew Whitaker, who was drafted into the second row, gave him sound support.
Behind Paul March was his usual workaholic self, both Julian Bailey and Ben Cooper were threats in the centre and Brandon Costin, with heavy thigh strapping, came up with his customary try at a crucial stage of the game.
Hull almost started the scoring in the second minute when speedster wingman Colin Best - level with Costin at the top of the try-scoring list with 18 touchdowns - was held up over the line and there was a prolonged spell in which both sides probed, but could not find a way through. Gene punched away at the Hull defence and Reilly made a couple of breaks before Gene was tackled high and McNamara slotted over the penalty.
The Giants then piled on the pressure and after Gene had been held just short, Reilly took the ball on the burst to crash over for his fifth try of the season. McNamara slotted over the goal and with a magnificent touch-line kick also added the points to a try by Marcus St Hilaire in the corner. The touchdown was created by McNamara who with a superb long pass direct to the winger left St Hilaire with a straight dash to the line.
At half time it was 14-0 to the Giants and they appeared to be cruising to victory, but with less than two minutes of the second half on the clock they were brought back to reality with a shock try when slack defence let in Garreth Carvell for a Hull try.
More effort was needed if victory was to be assured and it came as the Giants stepped up their efforts. Flying winger Hefin O'Hare was inches away from touching down from a crafty Costin chip and then came another piece of McNamara magic. A swerve and sidestep took him clear down the middle and March, on a diagonal run, charged through to the line. Reliable McNamara made no mistake in adding the extra points.
Then it was Fleary's turn to shine. A break down the middle was supported by O'Hare who made more ground and Fleary was at his shoulder to gallop the last 15 metres to the line and notch up his second try of the season. the kick was a formality for McNamara.
The Giants, it seemed, were home and dry. But defensive lapses showed the danger of complacency. Hull hooker Andy Last somehow found a way through from short range and then Best, who had been kept on a tight rein, pounced to touch down. Paul Cook was successful with one of the kicks.
Twelve points in arrears Hull tried desperately hard in the last nine minutes, but try-machine Costin put them in their place with a touchdown in the 77th minute, his eighth on the trot.
Bradford Bulls next Sunday will provide the strongest opposition in the eight-match run-in.
So that top six spot is very much a possibility.
Giants: Reilly, O'Hare, Bailey, Costin, St Hilaire, March, Gene, Fleary, Turner, Gannon, Roarty, Whittaker, Bloem; Cooper, Morrison, Slicker, McNamara
Full FC: R Horne, Best, Love, Barnett, Wilkinson, Cooke, G Horne, Greenhill, Last, Dowes, Fletcher, Ryan, Chester; King, Carvell, Yeaman, Lupton
STEVE McNAMARA'S all-round ability as tactician, trymaker and goalkicker (he landed five out of six attempts) clearly earned him the man of the match distinction, although another ex-Hull player Stanley Gene's first-half performance came close.
PROP-FORWARD Darren Fleary's 56th-minute converted try which put the Giants 22 points ahead, a cushion needed when a sustained spell of attacking brought Hull two tries and a goal.
Giants: Tries: Reilly 25mins, St Hilaire 30mins, March 52mins, Fleary 56mins, Costin 77mins. Goals: McNamara 5/6.
Hull: Tries: Carvell 42mins, Last 59mins, Best 72mins. Goals: Cooke 1/3.
Half-time: Giants 14 Hull 0.
Referee: Karl Kirkpatrick (Warrington).
HUDDERSFIELD'S next outing is against Bradford Bulls at Odsal on Sunday (6.00).
Before that, Bradford visit London on Wednesday.