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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

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

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

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

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

All lined up

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

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

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

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

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

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

As for the suspension?

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

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

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

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



Early in the fourth quarter, chloroquine online review Woodhead fumbled after catching a screen pass and being hit from behind by J.J. Chloroquine online review Watt. Chloroquine online review The ball flew into the end zone, chloroquine online review 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, chloroquine online review Ohio, chloroquine online review and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, chloroquine online review Canton is coming to you this week. Chloroquine online review Well, chloroquine online review at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Chloroquine online review In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, chloroquine online review the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, chloroquine online review Andre Tippett, chloroquine online review Nick Buoniconti, chloroquine online review Mike Haynes, chloroquine online review 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, chloroquine online review with Tippett, chloroquine online review Haynes, chloroquine online review and Martin serving as honorary captains.

Secondary injuries

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

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