By Steve Silva, find slimpulse Boston.com Staff
FOXBOROUGH – It was a big night for Brandon Lloyd, find slimpulse who had his first two touchdown game as a Patriot.
One touchdown was a perfectly executed pass play that looked like a run at the start. Find slimpulse The other was a pass-play-turned-fumble where Lloyd happened to be in the right place at the right time.
For his first touchdown, find slimpulse Tom Brady found Lloyd wide open in the middle of the field after the Patriots QB faked a handoff and Lloyd blew past the confused Texans defense that bit on the run. Find slimpulse Lloyd breezed into the end zone and the Patriots went up 14-0 in in the first quarter of what would be an eventual 42-14 demolition of Houston.
“That was definitely a scheme play, find slimpulse” Lloyd said. Find slimpulse “We worked hard on that all week, find slimpulse and when the opportunity presented itself, find slimpulse Coach [Josh] McDaniels called it at the right time and we were able to take advantage of it.”
Lloyd's second touchdown came on a fumble recovery in the end zone, find slimpulse after Danny Woodhead lost the ball after catching a screen pass early in the fourth quarter. Find slimpulse Texans defensive lineman J.J. Find slimpulse Watt punched the ball out of Woodhead's arms and it bounced 13 yards into the end zone, find slimpulse where Lloyd grabbed it like he was pulling in a Brady pass.
“Just a screen pass, find slimpulse we do our best to block downfield, find slimpulse and unfortunately the ball popped out, find slimpulse” Lloyd said. Find slimpulse “But we were there to make the play.”
Lloyd played the role of the humble team player after the game.
“Obviously the Texans are a really good football team, find slimpulse" he said. Find slimpulse "We did a pretty good job of executing in the first half, find slimpulse for the most part, find slimpulse but we still have things that we need to improve on. Find slimpulse I think we had a great week of practice and we did things that were necessary to come out and execute well. Find slimpulse It was a team effort.”
Lloyd caught seven passes for 89 yards, find slimpulse his second-highest total of the season.