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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

FOXBOROUGH — They might not have come right out and said it, actos free delivery but the Patriots were fully aware of the attention given to the Houston Texans and their preference for play-action passes on offense.

So when quarterback Tom Brady perfectly sold a handoff the second time the Patriots had the ball, actos free delivery receiver Brandon Lloyd never broke stride, actos free delivery blowing past the Texans who bit on the run possibility. Actos free delivery He caught Brady’s pass without a defender near him, actos free delivery coasting into the end zone and pushing the Patriots’ lead to 14-0 in a game they would win handily, actos free delivery 42-14, actos free delivery Monday night at Gillette Stadium.

“That was definitely a scheme play, actos free delivery” Lloyd said. Actos free delivery “We worked hard on that all week, actos free delivery and when the opportunity presented itself, actos free delivery Coach [Josh] McDaniels called it at the right time and we were able to take advantage of it.”

Lloyd took advantage of his opportunities, actos free delivery catching seven passes for 89 yards, actos free delivery his second-highest total of the season.

He scored two touchdowns, actos free delivery the second coming on a fumble recovery in the end zone, actos free delivery after Danny Woodhead lost the ball on a screen pass. Actos free delivery The ball bounced forward, actos free delivery with Lloyd diving on it. Actos free delivery Not how it’s drawn up, actos free delivery but the way the night went.

“Just a screen pass, actos free delivery we do our best to block downfield, actos free delivery and unfortunately the ball popped out, actos free delivery” Lloyd said. Actos free delivery “But we were there to make the play.”

All lined up

Since the start of the season, actos free delivery the Patriots’ depth chart on the offensive line read more like a wish list than a realistic starting lineup, actos free delivery with an assortment of injuries resulting in five different combinations.

For the first time in a month, actos free delivery and just the sixth time this season, actos free delivery the Patriots began the game with the five players who are designated by the team as its starters: Nate Solder at left tackle, actos free delivery Logan Mankins at left guard, actos free delivery Ryan Wendell at center, actos free delivery Dan Connolly at right guard, actos free delivery and Sebastian Vollmer at right tackle.

The group was made whole again with the return of Mankins, actos free delivery who had missed three consecutive games — and five of six — with ankle and calf injuries. Actos free delivery He was back at practice last week, actos free delivery in a limited role, actos free delivery but was in the starting lineup Monday night, actos free delivery relegating Donald Thomas to reserve status.

Another key starter also returned from injury, actos free delivery with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, actos free delivery back after sitting out two games with an ankle injury.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski missed his third straight game with a broken forearm. Actos free delivery The other inactive players were offensive linemen Nick McDonald and Markus Zusevics, actos free delivery defensive linemen Jake Bequette and Ron Brace, actos free delivery safety Derrick Martin, actos free delivery and fullback James Develin, actos free delivery who was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Nov. Actos free delivery 28, actos free delivery but has yet to play.

Bolden: Return man

The Patriots made the expected move official roughly three hours before kickoff, actos free delivery activating Brandon Bolden to the 53-man roster and making him eligible to play against the Texans after the running back served a four-game suspension.

Bolden, actos free delivery a rookie from Mississippi, actos free delivery was suspended by the NFL on Nov. Actos free delivery 9 for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Actos free delivery He hadn’t played since Oct. Actos free delivery 14 at Seattle, actos free delivery when he injured a knee against the Seahawks. Actos free delivery The injury cost him two games, actos free delivery then the suspension added four more.

With 234 yards on 43 carries, actos free delivery Bolden came into the Texans game with the second-most rushing yards for the Patriots, actos free delivery and his 5.4-yard average led the team. Actos free delivery Stevan Ridley has been the workhorse since Bolden was forced out, actos free delivery gaining 486 yards in the six games Bolden missed.

Bolden declined interview requests Saturday, actos free delivery the first time he had been spotted in the locker room since the suspension was announced. Actos free delivery But he was ready to talk after the game, actos free delivery in which he played on special teams and got two late carries for 11 yards.

“Felt good, actos free delivery” Bolden said. Actos free delivery “Missing four weeks, actos free delivery you try not to get out of shape, actos free delivery you keep yourself active, actos free delivery it felt good getting out there for the first time.”

As for the suspension?

“It was a mistake. Actos free delivery Saddened that it happened, actos free delivery but the team kept going, actos free delivery so just got to keep moving forward, actos free delivery” Bolden said. Actos free delivery “Worked as hard as I could for as long as I could, actos free delivery make sure I don’t fall too far off.”

Turning their way

Devin McCourty’s end-zone interception on Houston’s second offensive series of the game extended the Patriots’ streak of forcing at least one turnover to 24 games. Actos free delivery The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, actos free delivery the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, actos free delivery one behind the Chicago Bears. Actos free delivery Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

“We know we have a good defense here, actos free delivery we’ve played really well the last couple of weeks, actos free delivery” McCourty said. Actos free delivery “The biggest focus for us is just trying to build on that.”

Even when the Patriots fumbled the bounces went their way. Actos free delivery Ridley lost the ball on the Patriots’ first drive of the game, actos free delivery inside the Texans’ 5-yard-line, actos free delivery but Aaron Hernandez jumped on it to extend the drive. Actos free delivery On the next play, actos free delivery Hernandez caught a 7-yard touchdown pass.



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Handing out Hall passes

If you’re a Patriots fan who’s never been to Canton, actos free delivery Ohio, actos free delivery and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, actos free delivery Canton is coming to you this week. Actos free delivery Well, actos free delivery at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Actos free delivery In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, actos free delivery the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, actos free delivery Andre Tippett, actos free delivery Nick Buoniconti, actos free delivery Mike Haynes, actos free delivery and Curtis Martin — will be on display at the Hall at Patriot Place.

The weeklong celebration will culminate with Sunday night’s home game against the San Francisco 49ers, actos free delivery with Tippett, actos free delivery Haynes, actos free delivery and Martin serving as honorary captains.

Secondary injuries

One downside to the Patriots’ victory was injuries to the defensive secondary. Actos free delivery The Patriots announced injuries to Aqib Talib (hip) and Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring). Actos free delivery Neither returned to the game after getting injured . Actos free delivery . Actos free delivery . Actos free delivery With Julian Edelman out for the season with a foot injury, actos free delivery Wes Welker took over the Patriots’ punt return duties. Actos free delivery He returned four for 50 yards, actos free delivery with a long of 31 . Actos free delivery . Actos free delivery . Actos free delivery Welker also caught three passes, actos free delivery pushing his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a catch to 107 . Actos free delivery . Actos free delivery . Actos free delivery Donte Stallworth made the most of his return to the Patriots. Actos free delivery He caught only one pass from Brady, actos free delivery but the catch-and-run went for 63 yards and a touchdown in the third quarter, actos free delivery making it 28-0. Actos free delivery It was a case of practice makes perfect, actos free delivery even if the practice had been a while ago. Actos free delivery “That particular play is something we had worked on, actos free delivery even in the spring, actos free delivery’’ he said. Actos free delivery “It was just an opportunity where they were kind of flat-footed and it gave me an opportunity to run by the guy and Tommy made a great throw. Actos free delivery He put it up for me to catch it and that’s what I did.’’ . Actos free delivery . Actos free delivery . Actos free delivery His team off until Wednesday, actos free delivery Celtics coach Doc Rivers was spotted on the sideline observing pregame warmups, actos free delivery wearing a Patriots red sweater and chatting up his Patriots counterpart, actos free delivery Bill Belichick. Actos free delivery Also in on the conversation: Boston sports fan Mark Wahlberg. Actos free delivery Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was also at the game, actos free delivery wearing a No. Actos free delivery 83 Patriots jersey . Actos free delivery . Actos free delivery . Actos free delivery The Patriots extended their December winning streak to 13 games, actos free delivery dating to a 22-21 loss at Miami on Dec. Actos free delivery 6, actos free delivery 2009. Actos free delivery It ties the Patriots for the second-longest such streak with the Dallas Cowboys, actos free delivery who accomplished the feat from 1968-72. Actos free delivery The record belongs to the San Diego Chargers, actos free delivery winners of 18 straight from 2006-09. Actos free delivery New England also has won 21 straight games in the second half of the regular season. Actos free delivery The Patriots went 8-0 in the second half of 2010, actos free delivery 8-0 in 2011, actos free delivery and have won their first five this season. Actos free delivery The last loss from the back half of the schedule came in the regular-season finale in 2009, actos free delivery when the Patriots lost at Houston, actos free delivery 34-27 … In a pre-game Twitter message, actos free delivery self-described Patriots fan Donald Trump posted, actos free delivery “Good Luck to Bob Kraft, actos free delivery Tom Brady and Coach Bob Belichick tonight.” Needless to say, actos free delivery the Donald got plenty of unwanted attention for his fumble . Actos free delivery . Actos free delivery . Actos free delivery Keep an eye out for Jerod Mayo on Tuesday. Actos free delivery He’ll be joining Subway spokesman Jared Fogle during multiple appearances around town, actos free delivery thanking unassuming fans with a dozen acts of kindness.

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Actos free delivery Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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