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By Mike Fine, discount vasotec The Patriot Ledger

FOXBORO — A week removed from his one-reception performance in a win at Miami, discount vasotec Brandon Lloyd might have been doing handstands after the Patriots’ 42-14 blowout win over the Houston Texans Monday night at Gillette Stadium.

Lloyd had just resurrected himself with seven catches for 89 yards, discount vasotec including a season-best 37-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady. Discount vasotec He even recovered a fumble in the end zone to cement the game early in the fourth quarter. Discount vasotec Two touchdowns in the biggest game of the season and Lloyd acted like he’d done nothing more than buy a can of Coke at 7-Eleven. Discount vasotec It just wasn’t a big deal.

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, discount vasotec he was asked?

“I don’t know, discount vasotec” he said.

It means you’re pretty good, discount vasotec he was reminded, discount vasotec as if he didn't realize the Texans, discount vasotec who were 11-1 and had also won six straight, discount vasotec were just another game on the schedule.

“Obviously, discount vasotec the Texans are a good football team and we did a pretty good job of executing for the first half for the most part, discount vasotec but we still have things we need to improve on, discount vasotec” he said. Discount vasotec “I think we had a great week of practice and we did the things that were necessary to come out and execute well and it was a team effort.”

Lloyd was obviously practicing the Patriots’ way of saying something but saying nothing, discount vasotec which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Discount vasotec It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

At 2:49 of the first quarter, discount vasotec the Pats having scored on a Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez 7-yard pass, discount vasotec Lloyd headed out into the flats and kept on running. Discount vasotec Brady lofted a perfectly arched ball that fell into Lloyd’s hands, discount vasotec and he was off for the end zone, discount vasotec giving the Pats a 14-0 start. Discount vasotec “Yeah that was definitely a scheme play, discount vasotec” he said, discount vasotec “and we worked hard on that all week and when the opportunity presented itself and coach (Josh) McDaniels called it at the right time, discount vasotec and we were able to take advantage of it.”

“That was well executed, discount vasotec” said coach Bill Belichick. Discount vasotec “That was great protection, discount vasotec great run fake, discount vasotec and Brandon got a couple of steps behind the secondary and Tom hit him. Discount vasotec The players did a good job on that.”

Not only was it big for the team, discount vasotec but also for Lloyd. Discount vasotec A week earlier he’d been targeted only once, discount vasotec capping a six-game string of games in which he came up with only 16 receptions. Discount vasotec In the first six games of the season he came up with 34.

There were questions about his ability to create separation from defenders, discount vasotec and even his ability to mesh with Brady, discount vasotec so this performance seemed to slam the door on those thoughts. Discount vasotec Yet Lloyd said he had no idea how involved he’d be for this game. Discount vasotec He said he had no thoughts about having such a big game, discount vasotec either. Discount vasotec “I don’t know how many yards I had.”

As for clicking with Brady once again: “I mean, discount vasotec we’re just executing the plays. Discount vasotec I haven’t seen the film, discount vasotec but I don’t really have any comments about it right now.”

Lloyd kept his head in the game nicely, discount vasotec though, discount vasotec and when Danny Woodhead made a nice run, discount vasotec only to have the ball poked out of his hands 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, discount vasotec Lloyd was on the spot to fall on the ball in the end zone.

“I don’t know, discount vasotec” he said, discount vasotec when asked about that play. Discount vasotec “It was a screen pass and I’m just doing my best to block downfield and the ball popped out. Discount vasotec Pretty much all I know right now. Discount vasotec As long as it puts points on the board. Discount vasotec It doesn’t really matter how they come.”

Not too high, discount vasotec not too low, discount vasotec that’s how Lloyd played the game Monday night. Discount vasotec We’ll never know exactly how he feels about the performance or about his team. Discount vasotec “I don’t know. Discount vasotec I think coach Bill has a better gauge on the pulse of the team, discount vasotec” he said.

Mike Fine may be reached at mikefine@ledger.com.

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