Sheffield United have relieved some of the pressure they were facing, while Jordan Zemura could be a key man at Bournemouth.
Meanwhile, things go from bad to worse for Ipswich, Lincoln have a new star player and Exeter are forging ahead.
Here are five key things we learnt from the EFL last weekend.
Blades bouncing with first win
Having been among the pre-season favourites for promotion, Sheffield United came into this meeting with Peterborough under pressure.
The Blades were winless with just two points and one goal from an opening five games that included a 4-0 loss at West Brom. Performances have not been horrendous, but there has been a lack of thrust and guile in the final third.
That, though, all changed against the Championship newcomers thanks to two debutants: of those, one impact was expected, another less so.
Morgan Gibbs-White was always likely to provide a driving, creative spark to enhance United's possession play after joining on loan from Wolves.
Iliman Ndiaye, though, had an impact few could have foreseen because, having been on loan at Northern Premier League side Hyde United as recently as the previous calender year, the 21-year-old bagged a brace on his first start for the Blades.
As well as having a decent physical build that allowed him to score a header to complete his brace in the second half, he also has excellent spatial awareness and the youngster's intelligent movement allows him to ghost into goalscoring areas unchartered, as he did for his first.
Gibbs-White and Ndiaye have given Sheffield United the kick they needed in attack.
Zemura is one to watch at Bournemouth
Bournemouth have had a slow summer.
The sale of key wide man Arnaut Danjuma, for a fee believed to be in the region of €25million, did not happen until August 19, with four of the Cherries' seven signings coming after that date.
While Scott Parker would have hoped to have had longer to assemble his squad, the impact of these delays has not been exclusively negative: young stars have had an opportunity to prove themselves, when in other circumstances they might not have done.
Controller Gavin Kilkenny and centre-back Zeno Ibsen Rossi certainly come into that category and so do left-siders Jordan Zemura and Jaidon Anthony.
At left-back and left wing respectively, Zemura and Anthony are two direct, forward-thinking players who have grabbed their chances.
Zemura, who averages 2.2 successful dribbles per game - the most out of Championship left-backs who have started more than twice this season - was the star in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Barnsley, with the Zimbabwean bagging twice.
The 21-year-old linked up with Anthony for his first goal, producing a tight-angled finish at the second attempt after his initial effort was saved, but his second goal was a delightful solo strike.
Scully stars as Lincoln have lift-off
With Brennan Johnson and Morgan Rogers no longer plying their trade at Sincil Bank, Lincoln have had to adapt this season.
One way of doing so is new forward recruits making a big impression, namely Hakeeb Adelakun, who brings searing pace to the Imps' attack and scored in their 5-1 victory at Cambridge.
Another way is for players who were at the club last season to embrace the increased game-time with strong, consistent performances.
That is what Anthony Scully threatens to do after starring at the Abbey, with the young Irishman receiving a sweet diagonal before teasing defenders and arrowing home his first goal into the far corner, then rounding off the scoring with another accomplished strike from the edge of the box.
Scully might not quite be as quick as Adelakun, yet his drive and dribbling ability makes him an excellent ball-carrier plus, with a hat-trick of assists to go with his brace, there is quality at the end of it.
More of this and the 22-year-old could be one of the stars of the season.
Ipswich's nightmare start continues
This season was supposed to represent a new era for Ipswich Town.
The Tractor Boys had finally brought an end to the Marcus Evans regime, with US investor Brett Johnson sanctioning 20 new signings, many of them being high-profile additions for the level.
The club had looked to enhance its internal structure by appointing Mark Ashton as CEO and a manager in Paul Cook who has won titles previously in his career with Chesterfield, Portsmouth and Wigan.
In the summer, many put Ipswich in a similar category to Fulham in the Championship: the division's clear, stand-out team that could run away with top spot.
Instead, Town are winless with just three points from their first six games after a 5-2 home defeat to Bolton.
The Suffolk outfit are not struggling for goals, having scored the same number as leaders Sunderland, but they look chaotic defensively, lacking leadership in key areas.
The introduction of midfield enforcer Sam Morsy will help, but there is not much experience in the centre-back partnership of George Edmundson and Cameron Burgess.
Exeter on the charge
After a 4-0 victory at Scunthorpe, Exeter look serious contenders.
The Grecians currently reside just outside the play-off places, but that's partly due to the calibre of opposition faced thus far.
Matt Taylor's side have already faced four of the top six including each of the top three, but have comfortably won both games against the teams they have faced below 13th-placed Barrow - Bristol Rovers and Scunthorpe.
The attacking trio of willing runner Sam Nombe, technician Jevani Brown and creative forward Matt Jay looks dangerous for the Devoners, who have a right wing back in Josh Key, who is just as strong defensively as he is capable of popping up with a goal.
Keeping Key was huge for Exeter, who could be among the front-runners for promotion this season.