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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

“That was definitely a scheme play, furosemide free sample” Lloyd said. Furosemide free sample “We worked hard on that all week, furosemide free sample and when the opportunity presented itself, furosemide free sample Coach [Josh] McDaniels called it at the right time and we were able to take advantage of it.”

Lloyd took advantage of his opportunities, furosemide free sample catching seven passes for 89 yards, furosemide free sample his second-highest total of the season.

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

“Just a screen pass, furosemide free sample we do our best to block downfield, furosemide free sample and unfortunately the ball popped out, furosemide free sample” Lloyd said. Furosemide free sample “But we were there to make the play.”

All lined up

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

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

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

Another key starter also returned from injury, furosemide free sample with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, furosemide free sample back after sitting out two games with an ankle injury.

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

“Felt good, furosemide free sample” Bolden said. Furosemide free sample “Missing four weeks, furosemide free sample you try not to get out of shape, furosemide free sample you keep yourself active, furosemide free sample it felt good getting out there for the first time.”

As for the suspension?

“It was a mistake. Furosemide free sample Saddened that it happened, furosemide free sample but the team kept going, furosemide free sample so just got to keep moving forward, furosemide free sample” Bolden said. Furosemide free sample “Worked as hard as I could for as long as I could, furosemide free sample make sure I don’t fall too far off.”

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. Furosemide free sample The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, furosemide free sample the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, furosemide free sample one behind the Chicago Bears. Furosemide free sample Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

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

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



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

Secondary injuries

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Furosemide free sample Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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