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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

FOXBOROUGH — They might not have come right out and said it, find quibron t online but the Patriots were fully aware of the attention given to the Houston Texans and their preference for play-action passes on offense.

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All lined up

Since the start of the season, find quibron t online the Patriots’ depth chart on the offensive line read more like a wish list than a realistic starting lineup, find quibron t online with an assortment of injuries resulting in five different combinations.

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

Bolden: Return man

The Patriots made the expected move official roughly three hours before kickoff, find quibron t online 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.

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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 quibron t online The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

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Handing out Hall passes

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