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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

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

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

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

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

All lined up

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

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

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

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

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

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

As for the suspension?

“It was a mistake. Getting viagra Saddened that it happened, getting viagra but the team kept going, getting viagra so just got to keep moving forward, getting viagra” Bolden said. Getting viagra “Worked as hard as I could for as long as I could, getting viagra 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. Getting viagra The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, getting viagra the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, getting viagra one behind the Chicago Bears. Getting viagra Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

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

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



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

Secondary injuries

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Getting viagra Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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