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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

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

Lloyd took advantage of his opportunities, cialis by mail catching seven passes for 89 yards, cialis by mail his second-highest total of the season.

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

“Just a screen pass, cialis by mail we do our best to block downfield, cialis by mail and unfortunately the ball popped out, cialis by mail” Lloyd said. Cialis by mail “But we were there to make the play.”

All lined up

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

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

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

Another key starter also returned from injury, cialis by mail with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, cialis by mail back after sitting out two games with an ankle injury.

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

“Felt good, cialis by mail” Bolden said. Cialis by mail “Missing four weeks, cialis by mail you try not to get out of shape, cialis by mail you keep yourself active, cialis by mail it felt good getting out there for the first time.”

As for the suspension?

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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. Cialis by mail The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, cialis by mail the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, cialis by mail one behind the Chicago Bears. Cialis by mail Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

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

Even when the Patriots fumbled the bounces went their way. Cialis by mail Ridley lost the ball on the Patriots’ first drive of the game, cialis by mail inside the Texans’ 5-yard-line, cialis by mail but Aaron Hernandez jumped on it to extend the drive. Cialis by mail On the next play, cialis by mail 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, cialis by mail Ohio, cialis by mail and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, cialis by mail Canton is coming to you this week. Cialis by mail Well, cialis by mail at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Cialis by mail In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, cialis by mail the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, cialis by mail Andre Tippett, cialis by mail Nick Buoniconti, cialis by mail Mike Haynes, cialis by mail 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, cialis by mail with Tippett, cialis by mail Haynes, cialis by mail and Martin serving as honorary captains.

Secondary injuries

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Cialis by mail Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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