A brace from top scorer Brett Pitman, an early penalty and an unstoppable 25-yard shot, was added to by an own goal from Jermaine Grandison as the Cherries equalled a club record of seven successive Football League victories.
Howe was delighted to see his side join John Bond's team of 1970-71 in the club's hall of fame.
He said: "It means a great deal and hopefully we can go one better next week."
But Howe is more concerned with Bournemouth holding on to a top-two spot.
"I see a steely determination in the group," he added. "I don't see flamboyance or any big gestures or any sign that we're ahead of ourselves.
"I just see players that are desperate to achieve success for the football club and desperate to win games. That's a really good sign and hopefully we can stay where we are at the moment.
"They're a very good group of players. They're young but they've got their feet on the floor and we know there's a lot of teams snapping at our heels. It's really tight so that's keeping us very much in the moment and concentrating on next week."