By Steve Silva, colchicina phoenix Boston.com Staff
FOXBOROUGH – It was a big night for Brandon Lloyd, colchicina phoenix 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. Colchicina phoenix 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, colchicina phoenix 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. Colchicina phoenix 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, colchicina phoenix” Lloyd said. Colchicina phoenix “We worked hard on that all week, colchicina phoenix and when the opportunity presented itself, colchicina phoenix 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, colchicina phoenix after Danny Woodhead lost the ball after catching a screen pass early in the fourth quarter. Colchicina phoenix Texans defensive lineman J.J. Colchicina phoenix Watt punched the ball out of Woodhead's arms and it bounced 13 yards into the end zone, colchicina phoenix where Lloyd grabbed it like he was pulling in a Brady pass.
“Just a screen pass, colchicina phoenix we do our best to block downfield, colchicina phoenix and unfortunately the ball popped out, colchicina phoenix” Lloyd said. Colchicina phoenix “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, colchicina phoenix" he said. Colchicina phoenix "We did a pretty good job of executing in the first half, colchicina phoenix for the most part, colchicina phoenix but we still have things that we need to improve on. Colchicina phoenix I think we had a great week of practice and we did things that were necessary to come out and execute well. Colchicina phoenix It was a team effort.”
Lloyd caught seven passes for 89 yards, colchicina phoenix his second-highest total of the season.