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By Mike Fine, find no rx plan b The Patriot Ledger

FOXBORO — A week removed from his one-reception performance in a win at Miami, find no rx plan b 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 no rx plan b including a season-best 37-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady. Find no rx plan b He even recovered a fumble in the end zone to cement the game early in the fourth quarter. Find no rx plan b 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 no rx plan b It just wasn’t a big deal.

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, find no rx plan b he was asked?

“I don’t know, find no rx plan b” he said.

It means you’re pretty good, find no rx plan b he was reminded, find no rx plan b as if he didn't realize the Texans, find no rx plan b who were 11-1 and had also won six straight, find no rx plan b were just another game on the schedule.

“Obviously, find no rx plan b 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 no rx plan b but we still have things we need to improve on, find no rx plan b” he said. Find no rx plan b “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 no rx plan b which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Find no rx plan b It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

At 2:49 of the first quarter, find no rx plan b the Pats having scored on a Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez 7-yard pass, find no rx plan b Lloyd headed out into the flats and kept on running. Find no rx plan b Brady lofted a perfectly arched ball that fell into Lloyd’s hands, find no rx plan b and he was off for the end zone, find no rx plan b giving the Pats a 14-0 start. Find no rx plan b “Yeah that was definitely a scheme play, find no rx plan b” he said, find no rx plan b “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 no rx plan b and we were able to take advantage of it.”

“That was well executed, find no rx plan b” said coach Bill Belichick. Find no rx plan b “That was great protection, find no rx plan b great run fake, find no rx plan b and Brandon got a couple of steps behind the secondary and Tom hit him. Find no rx plan b The players did a good job on that.”

Not only was it big for the team, find no rx plan b but also for Lloyd. Find no rx plan b A week earlier he’d been targeted only once, find no rx plan b capping a six-game string of games in which he came up with only 16 receptions. Find no rx plan b 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 no rx plan b and even his ability to mesh with Brady, find no rx plan b so this performance seemed to slam the door on those thoughts. Find no rx plan b Yet Lloyd said he had no idea how involved he’d be for this game. Find no rx plan b He said he had no thoughts about having such a big game, find no rx plan b either. Find no rx plan b “I don’t know how many yards I had.”

As for clicking with Brady once again: “I mean, find no rx plan b we’re just executing the plays. Find no rx plan b I haven’t seen the film, find no rx plan b but I don’t really have any comments about it right now.”

Lloyd kept his head in the game nicely, find no rx plan b though, find no rx plan b and when Danny Woodhead made a nice run, find no rx plan b only to have the ball poked out of his hands 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, find no rx plan b Lloyd was on the spot to fall on the ball in the end zone.

“I don’t know, find no rx plan b” he said, find no rx plan b when asked about that play. Find no rx plan b “It was a screen pass and I’m just doing my best to block downfield and the ball popped out. Find no rx plan b Pretty much all I know right now. Find no rx plan b As long as it puts points on the board. Find no rx plan b It doesn’t really matter how they come.”

Not too high, find no rx plan b not too low, find no rx plan b that’s how Lloyd played the game Monday night. Find no rx plan b We’ll never know exactly how he feels about the performance or about his team. Find no rx plan b “I don’t know. Find no rx plan b I think coach Bill has a better gauge on the pulse of the team, find no rx plan b” he said.

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

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