All problems are relative when you sit unbeaten on top of the Six Nations championship table with an opportunity to win a first grand slam since 2003.
The list of grand slam hopefuls who have flown too close to the sun and fallen to earth is long and distinguished but England's supporters are running short of reasons to be pessimistic.
The good old days of ritual Anglo-French pre-match insults are distant history but a sudden flurry of Old Testament tough talk is emerging from English ranks before Saturday's collision with Les Bleus.
England's players have been warned to expect a French renaissance this weekend despite the visitors' status at the foot of the Six Nations table.
In certain quarters English sportsmen will forever be perceived as innately arrogant but anyone clinging to that tired old cliche has not met Stuart Lancaster or his squad.
Warren Gatland may restrict the number of England players he includes in his Lions squad to tour Australia this summer because he feels it would put too much pressure on the team.
England are confident they can secure a Six Nations grand slam if they maintain the composure they displayed in their 12-6 win over Ireland on Sunday, with Tom Wood insisting there are "no limits" to what the team can achieve in the longer term.
A convincing win away against serious opposition marked another landmark in the fast-tracked development of Stuart Lancaster's England and the head coach and his lieutenants were in no doubt of the scale of their achievement on Sunday.
England's back row, rather than their midfield, will be the key point of difference when Stuart Lancaster finally confirms his starting XV to face Ireland in Dublin on Friday.
England's Dylan Hartley insists his disciplinary record will not be an issue when he is reunited with Ireland's pack in Dublin this weekend.