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By Mike Fine, free stop smoking patch The Patriot Ledger

FOXBORO — A week removed from his one-reception performance in a win at Miami, free stop smoking patch 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, free stop smoking patch including a season-best 37-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady. Free stop smoking patch He even recovered a fumble in the end zone to cement the game early in the fourth quarter. Free stop smoking patch 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. Free stop smoking patch It just wasn’t a big deal.

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, free stop smoking patch he was asked?

“I don’t know, free stop smoking patch” he said.

It means you’re pretty good, free stop smoking patch he was reminded, free stop smoking patch as if he didn't realize the Texans, free stop smoking patch who were 11-1 and had also won six straight, free stop smoking patch were just another game on the schedule.

“Obviously, free stop smoking patch the Texans are a good football team and we did a pretty good job of executing for the first half for the most part, free stop smoking patch but we still have things we need to improve on, free stop smoking patch” he said. Free stop smoking patch “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, free stop smoking patch which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Free stop smoking patch It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

At 2:49 of the first quarter, free stop smoking patch the Pats having scored on a Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez 7-yard pass, free stop smoking patch Lloyd headed out into the flats and kept on running. Free stop smoking patch Brady lofted a perfectly arched ball that fell into Lloyd’s hands, free stop smoking patch and he was off for the end zone, free stop smoking patch giving the Pats a 14-0 start. Free stop smoking patch “Yeah that was definitely a scheme play, free stop smoking patch” he said, free stop smoking patch “and we worked hard on that all week and when the opportunity presented itself and coach (Josh) McDaniels called it at the right time, free stop smoking patch and we were able to take advantage of it.”

“That was well executed, free stop smoking patch” said coach Bill Belichick. Free stop smoking patch “That was great protection, free stop smoking patch great run fake, free stop smoking patch and Brandon got a couple of steps behind the secondary and Tom hit him. Free stop smoking patch The players did a good job on that.”

Not only was it big for the team, free stop smoking patch but also for Lloyd. Free stop smoking patch A week earlier he’d been targeted only once, free stop smoking patch capping a six-game string of games in which he came up with only 16 receptions. Free stop smoking patch In the first six games of the season he came up with 34.

There were questions about his ability to create separation from defenders, free stop smoking patch and even his ability to mesh with Brady, free stop smoking patch so this performance seemed to slam the door on those thoughts. Free stop smoking patch Yet Lloyd said he had no idea how involved he’d be for this game. Free stop smoking patch He said he had no thoughts about having such a big game, free stop smoking patch either. Free stop smoking patch “I don’t know how many yards I had.”

As for clicking with Brady once again: “I mean, free stop smoking patch we’re just executing the plays. Free stop smoking patch I haven’t seen the film, free stop smoking patch but I don’t really have any comments about it right now.”

Lloyd kept his head in the game nicely, free stop smoking patch though, free stop smoking patch and when Danny Woodhead made a nice run, free stop smoking patch only to have the ball poked out of his hands 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, free stop smoking patch Lloyd was on the spot to fall on the ball in the end zone.

“I don’t know, free stop smoking patch” he said, free stop smoking patch when asked about that play. Free stop smoking patch “It was a screen pass and I’m just doing my best to block downfield and the ball popped out. Free stop smoking patch Pretty much all I know right now. Free stop smoking patch As long as it puts points on the board. Free stop smoking patch It doesn’t really matter how they come.”

Not too high, free stop smoking patch not too low, free stop smoking patch that’s how Lloyd played the game Monday night. Free stop smoking patch We’ll never know exactly how he feels about the performance or about his team. Free stop smoking patch “I don’t know. Free stop smoking patch I think coach Bill has a better gauge on the pulse of the team, free stop smoking patch” he said.

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

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