By Steve Silva, aler cap Boston.com Staff
FOXBOROUGH – It was a big night for Brandon Lloyd, aler cap who had his first two touchdown game as a Patriot.
One touchdown was a perfectly executed pass play that looked like a run at the start. Aler cap The other was a pass-play-turned-fumble where Lloyd happened to be in the right place at the right time.
For his first touchdown, aler cap Tom Brady found Lloyd wide open in the middle of the field after the Patriots QB faked a handoff and Lloyd blew past the confused Texans defense that bit on the run. Aler cap Lloyd breezed into the end zone and the Patriots went up 14-0 in in the first quarter of what would be an eventual 42-14 demolition of Houston.
“That was definitely a scheme play, aler cap” Lloyd said. Aler cap “We worked hard on that all week, aler cap and when the opportunity presented itself, aler cap Coach [Josh] McDaniels called it at the right time and we were able to take advantage of it.”
Lloyd's second touchdown came on a fumble recovery in the end zone, aler cap after Danny Woodhead lost the ball after catching a screen pass early in the fourth quarter. Aler cap Texans defensive lineman J.J. Aler cap Watt punched the ball out of Woodhead's arms and it bounced 13 yards into the end zone, aler cap where Lloyd grabbed it like he was pulling in a Brady pass.
“Just a screen pass, aler cap we do our best to block downfield, aler cap and unfortunately the ball popped out, aler cap” Lloyd said. Aler cap “But we were there to make the play.”
Lloyd played the role of the humble team player after the game.
“Obviously the Texans are a really good football team, aler cap" he said. Aler cap "We did a pretty good job of executing in the first half, aler cap for the most part, aler cap but we still have things that we need to improve on. Aler cap I think we had a great week of practice and we did things that were necessary to come out and execute well. Aler cap It was a team effort.”
Lloyd caught seven passes for 89 yards, aler cap his second-highest total of the season.