The 4-0 demolition of Wigan at the DW Stadium came courtesy of a Luis Suarez hat-trick after Downing's second-minute header but there were other elements of the performance which impressed.
"I think it's coming together. We've had some good results of late. We're finishing teams off and defending ever so well," said Downing.
"Pepe Reina made some great saves (against Wigan) and if we do our bit at the other end of the field, we've got a chance.
"It's all coming together. We've got 10 games to go and we've got to keep winning games."