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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

“That was definitely a scheme play, cialis prices” Lloyd said. Cialis prices “We worked hard on that all week, cialis prices and when the opportunity presented itself, cialis prices 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 prices catching seven passes for 89 yards, cialis prices his second-highest total of the season.

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

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

All lined up

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

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

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

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

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

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

As for the suspension?

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

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

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

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



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

Secondary injuries

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

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

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