The Hoops went into the fixture having suffered defeat to MK Dons last weekend, but there was to be no negativity after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side recorded their second successive home win over a promotion contender - the other being Birmingham City on February 27.
Fans of the Londoners also reserved special praise for veteran Clint Hill, who was making his first appearance since the FA Cup loss to Nottingham Forest on January 9.
Great win! That is why we should play super Clint Hill as much as possible Let's keep this form going into the Brentford game! URss #QPRvDER— Ricky Tuitt (@RickyTuittQPR) March 8, 2016
The result sees QPR occupy 11th position in the standings with 10 games remaining.
They still sit as many as 10 points adrift of the playoff places but Hasselbaink will be hoping to close the gap on the teams above them with three points against Brentford on Saturday.