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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

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

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

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

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

All lined up

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

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

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

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

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

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

As for the suspension?

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

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

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

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



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

Secondary injuries

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

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

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