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By Mike Fine, find cheap study habits The Patriot Ledger

FOXBORO — A week removed from his one-reception performance in a win at Miami, find cheap study habits 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, find cheap study habits including a season-best 37-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady. Find cheap study habits He even recovered a fumble in the end zone to cement the game early in the fourth quarter. Find cheap study habits 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. Find cheap study habits It just wasn’t a big deal.

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, find cheap study habits he was asked?

“I don’t know, find cheap study habits” he said.

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

“Obviously, find cheap study habits the Texans are a good football team and we did a pretty good job of executing for the first half for the most part, find cheap study habits but we still have things we need to improve on, find cheap study habits” he said. Find cheap study habits “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, find cheap study habits which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Find cheap study habits It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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