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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

FOXBOROUGH — They might not have come right out and said it, buy oxytrol online 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, buy oxytrol online receiver Brandon Lloyd never broke stride, buy oxytrol online blowing past the Texans who bit on the run possibility. Buy oxytrol online He caught Brady’s pass without a defender near him, buy oxytrol online coasting into the end zone and pushing the Patriots’ lead to 14-0 in a game they would win handily, buy oxytrol online 42-14, buy oxytrol online Monday night at Gillette Stadium.

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

Lloyd took advantage of his opportunities, buy oxytrol online catching seven passes for 89 yards, buy oxytrol online his second-highest total of the season.

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

“Just a screen pass, buy oxytrol online we do our best to block downfield, buy oxytrol online and unfortunately the ball popped out, buy oxytrol online” Lloyd said. Buy oxytrol online “But we were there to make the play.”

All lined up

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

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

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

Another key starter also returned from injury, buy oxytrol online with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, buy oxytrol online back after sitting out two games with an ankle injury.

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

Bolden: Return man

The Patriots made the expected move official roughly three hours before kickoff, buy oxytrol online 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, buy oxytrol online a rookie from Mississippi, buy oxytrol online was suspended by the NFL on Nov. Buy oxytrol online 9 for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Buy oxytrol online He hadn’t played since Oct. Buy oxytrol online 14 at Seattle, buy oxytrol online when he injured a knee against the Seahawks. Buy oxytrol online The injury cost him two games, buy oxytrol online then the suspension added four more.

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

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

“Felt good, buy oxytrol online” Bolden said. Buy oxytrol online “Missing four weeks, buy oxytrol online you try not to get out of shape, buy oxytrol online you keep yourself active, buy oxytrol online it felt good getting out there for the first time.”

As for the suspension?

“It was a mistake. Buy oxytrol online Saddened that it happened, buy oxytrol online but the team kept going, buy oxytrol online so just got to keep moving forward, buy oxytrol online” Bolden said. Buy oxytrol online “Worked as hard as I could for as long as I could, buy oxytrol online 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. Buy oxytrol online The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, buy oxytrol online the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, buy oxytrol online one behind the Chicago Bears. Buy oxytrol online Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

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

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



Early in the fourth quarter, buy oxytrol online Woodhead fumbled after catching a screen pass and being hit from behind by J.J. Buy oxytrol online Watt. Buy oxytrol online The ball flew into the end zone, buy oxytrol online with Lloyd diving on it for an unlikely touchdown.

Handing out Hall passes

If you’re a Patriots fan who’s never been to Canton, buy oxytrol online Ohio, buy oxytrol online and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, buy oxytrol online Canton is coming to you this week. Buy oxytrol online Well, buy oxytrol online at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Buy oxytrol online In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, buy oxytrol online the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, buy oxytrol online Andre Tippett, buy oxytrol online Nick Buoniconti, buy oxytrol online Mike Haynes, buy oxytrol online 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, buy oxytrol online with Tippett, buy oxytrol online Haynes, buy oxytrol online and Martin serving as honorary captains.

Secondary injuries

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