"Could this period define the season? Yes, I think so," Sky Sports News quotes Bruce as saying.
"If you can put back to back games together now, that can stand you in good stead. Can we get to 20 points before Christmas? That would be ideal and we'd be halfway to getting where we want to be.
"We knew how difficult it would be to be in the Premier League and we knew we would have to be really, really good at home and, touch wood, we have been."
Hull have taken just four points from a possible 15 in their last five games.