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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

FOXBOROUGH — They might not have come right out and said it, find no rx mestinon 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, find no rx mestinon receiver Brandon Lloyd never broke stride, find no rx mestinon blowing past the Texans who bit on the run possibility. Find no rx mestinon He caught Brady’s pass without a defender near him, find no rx mestinon coasting into the end zone and pushing the Patriots’ lead to 14-0 in a game they would win handily, find no rx mestinon 42-14, find no rx mestinon Monday night at Gillette Stadium.

“That was definitely a scheme play, find no rx mestinon” Lloyd said. Find no rx mestinon “We worked hard on that all week, find no rx mestinon and when the opportunity presented itself, find no rx mestinon Coach [Josh] McDaniels called it at the right time and we were able to take advantage of it.”

Lloyd took advantage of his opportunities, find no rx mestinon catching seven passes for 89 yards, find no rx mestinon his second-highest total of the season.

He scored two touchdowns, find no rx mestinon the second coming on a fumble recovery in the end zone, find no rx mestinon after Danny Woodhead lost the ball on a screen pass. Find no rx mestinon The ball bounced forward, find no rx mestinon with Lloyd diving on it. Find no rx mestinon Not how it’s drawn up, find no rx mestinon but the way the night went.

“Just a screen pass, find no rx mestinon we do our best to block downfield, find no rx mestinon and unfortunately the ball popped out, find no rx mestinon” Lloyd said. Find no rx mestinon “But we were there to make the play.”

All lined up

Since the start of the season, find no rx mestinon the Patriots’ depth chart on the offensive line read more like a wish list than a realistic starting lineup, find no rx mestinon with an assortment of injuries resulting in five different combinations.

For the first time in a month, find no rx mestinon and just the sixth time this season, find no rx mestinon the Patriots began the game with the five players who are designated by the team as its starters: Nate Solder at left tackle, find no rx mestinon Logan Mankins at left guard, find no rx mestinon Ryan Wendell at center, find no rx mestinon Dan Connolly at right guard, find no rx mestinon and Sebastian Vollmer at right tackle.

The group was made whole again with the return of Mankins, find no rx mestinon who had missed three consecutive games — and five of six — with ankle and calf injuries. Find no rx mestinon He was back at practice last week, find no rx mestinon in a limited role, find no rx mestinon but was in the starting lineup Monday night, find no rx mestinon relegating Donald Thomas to reserve status.

Another key starter also returned from injury, find no rx mestinon with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, find no rx mestinon back after sitting out two games with an ankle injury.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski missed his third straight game with a broken forearm. Find no rx mestinon The other inactive players were offensive linemen Nick McDonald and Markus Zusevics, find no rx mestinon defensive linemen Jake Bequette and Ron Brace, find no rx mestinon safety Derrick Martin, find no rx mestinon and fullback James Develin, find no rx mestinon who was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Nov. Find no rx mestinon 28, find no rx mestinon but has yet to play.

Bolden: Return man

The Patriots made the expected move official roughly three hours before kickoff, find no rx mestinon 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, find no rx mestinon a rookie from Mississippi, find no rx mestinon was suspended by the NFL on Nov. Find no rx mestinon 9 for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Find no rx mestinon He hadn’t played since Oct. Find no rx mestinon 14 at Seattle, find no rx mestinon when he injured a knee against the Seahawks. Find no rx mestinon The injury cost him two games, find no rx mestinon then the suspension added four more.

With 234 yards on 43 carries, find no rx mestinon Bolden came into the Texans game with the second-most rushing yards for the Patriots, find no rx mestinon and his 5.4-yard average led the team. Find no rx mestinon Stevan Ridley has been the workhorse since Bolden was forced out, find no rx mestinon gaining 486 yards in the six games Bolden missed.

Bolden declined interview requests Saturday, find no rx mestinon the first time he had been spotted in the locker room since the suspension was announced. Find no rx mestinon But he was ready to talk after the game, find no rx mestinon in which he played on special teams and got two late carries for 11 yards.

“Felt good, find no rx mestinon” Bolden said. Find no rx mestinon “Missing four weeks, find no rx mestinon you try not to get out of shape, find no rx mestinon you keep yourself active, find no rx mestinon it felt good getting out there for the first time.”

As for the suspension?

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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. Find no rx mestinon The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, find no rx mestinon the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, find no rx mestinon one behind the Chicago Bears. Find no rx mestinon Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

“We know we have a good defense here, find no rx mestinon we’ve played really well the last couple of weeks, find no rx mestinon” McCourty said. Find no rx mestinon “The biggest focus for us is just trying to build on that.”

Even when the Patriots fumbled the bounces went their way. Find no rx mestinon Ridley lost the ball on the Patriots’ first drive of the game, find no rx mestinon inside the Texans’ 5-yard-line, find no rx mestinon but Aaron Hernandez jumped on it to extend the drive. Find no rx mestinon On the next play, find no rx mestinon Hernandez caught a 7-yard touchdown pass.



Early in the fourth quarter, find no rx mestinon Woodhead fumbled after catching a screen pass and being hit from behind by J.J. Find no rx mestinon Watt. Find no rx mestinon The ball flew into the end zone, find no rx mestinon 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, find no rx mestinon Ohio, find no rx mestinon and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, find no rx mestinon Canton is coming to you this week. Find no rx mestinon Well, find no rx mestinon at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Find no rx mestinon In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, find no rx mestinon the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, find no rx mestinon Andre Tippett, find no rx mestinon Nick Buoniconti, find no rx mestinon Mike Haynes, find no rx mestinon 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, find no rx mestinon with Tippett, find no rx mestinon Haynes, find no rx mestinon and Martin serving as honorary captains.

Secondary injuries

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Find no rx mestinon Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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