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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

FOXBOROUGH — They might not have come right out and said it, find vasodilan cod 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 vasodilan cod receiver Brandon Lloyd never broke stride, find vasodilan cod blowing past the Texans who bit on the run possibility. Find vasodilan cod He caught Brady’s pass without a defender near him, find vasodilan cod coasting into the end zone and pushing the Patriots’ lead to 14-0 in a game they would win handily, find vasodilan cod 42-14, find vasodilan cod Monday night at Gillette Stadium.

“That was definitely a scheme play, find vasodilan cod” Lloyd said. Find vasodilan cod “We worked hard on that all week, find vasodilan cod and when the opportunity presented itself, find vasodilan cod 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 vasodilan cod catching seven passes for 89 yards, find vasodilan cod his second-highest total of the season.

He scored two touchdowns, find vasodilan cod the second coming on a fumble recovery in the end zone, find vasodilan cod after Danny Woodhead lost the ball on a screen pass. Find vasodilan cod The ball bounced forward, find vasodilan cod with Lloyd diving on it. Find vasodilan cod Not how it’s drawn up, find vasodilan cod but the way the night went.

“Just a screen pass, find vasodilan cod we do our best to block downfield, find vasodilan cod and unfortunately the ball popped out, find vasodilan cod” Lloyd said. Find vasodilan cod “But we were there to make the play.”

All lined up

Since the start of the season, find vasodilan cod the Patriots’ depth chart on the offensive line read more like a wish list than a realistic starting lineup, find vasodilan cod with an assortment of injuries resulting in five different combinations.

For the first time in a month, find vasodilan cod and just the sixth time this season, find vasodilan cod the Patriots began the game with the five players who are designated by the team as its starters: Nate Solder at left tackle, find vasodilan cod Logan Mankins at left guard, find vasodilan cod Ryan Wendell at center, find vasodilan cod Dan Connolly at right guard, find vasodilan cod and Sebastian Vollmer at right tackle.

The group was made whole again with the return of Mankins, find vasodilan cod who had missed three consecutive games — and five of six — with ankle and calf injuries. Find vasodilan cod He was back at practice last week, find vasodilan cod in a limited role, find vasodilan cod but was in the starting lineup Monday night, find vasodilan cod relegating Donald Thomas to reserve status.

Another key starter also returned from injury, find vasodilan cod with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, find vasodilan cod back after sitting out two games with an ankle injury.

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

Bolden: Return man

The Patriots made the expected move official roughly three hours before kickoff, find vasodilan cod 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 vasodilan cod a rookie from Mississippi, find vasodilan cod was suspended by the NFL on Nov. Find vasodilan cod 9 for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Find vasodilan cod He hadn’t played since Oct. Find vasodilan cod 14 at Seattle, find vasodilan cod when he injured a knee against the Seahawks. Find vasodilan cod The injury cost him two games, find vasodilan cod then the suspension added four more.

With 234 yards on 43 carries, find vasodilan cod Bolden came into the Texans game with the second-most rushing yards for the Patriots, find vasodilan cod and his 5.4-yard average led the team. Find vasodilan cod Stevan Ridley has been the workhorse since Bolden was forced out, find vasodilan cod gaining 486 yards in the six games Bolden missed.

Bolden declined interview requests Saturday, find vasodilan cod the first time he had been spotted in the locker room since the suspension was announced. Find vasodilan cod But he was ready to talk after the game, find vasodilan cod in which he played on special teams and got two late carries for 11 yards.

“Felt good, find vasodilan cod” Bolden said. Find vasodilan cod “Missing four weeks, find vasodilan cod you try not to get out of shape, find vasodilan cod you keep yourself active, find vasodilan cod 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 vasodilan cod The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, find vasodilan cod the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, find vasodilan cod one behind the Chicago Bears. Find vasodilan cod Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

“We know we have a good defense here, find vasodilan cod we’ve played really well the last couple of weeks, find vasodilan cod” McCourty said. Find vasodilan cod “The biggest focus for us is just trying to build on that.”

Even when the Patriots fumbled the bounces went their way. Find vasodilan cod Ridley lost the ball on the Patriots’ first drive of the game, find vasodilan cod inside the Texans’ 5-yard-line, find vasodilan cod but Aaron Hernandez jumped on it to extend the drive. Find vasodilan cod On the next play, find vasodilan cod Hernandez caught a 7-yard touchdown pass.



Early in the fourth quarter, find vasodilan cod Woodhead fumbled after catching a screen pass and being hit from behind by J.J. Find vasodilan cod Watt. Find vasodilan cod The ball flew into the end zone, find vasodilan cod 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 vasodilan cod Ohio, find vasodilan cod and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, find vasodilan cod Canton is coming to you this week. Find vasodilan cod Well, find vasodilan cod at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Find vasodilan cod In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, find vasodilan cod the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, find vasodilan cod Andre Tippett, find vasodilan cod Nick Buoniconti, find vasodilan cod Mike Haynes, find vasodilan cod 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 vasodilan cod with Tippett, find vasodilan cod Haynes, find vasodilan cod and Martin serving as honorary captains.

Secondary injuries

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Find vasodilan cod Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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