Herbal Laxative

By Mike Fine, herbal laxative The Patriot Ledger

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

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, herbal laxative he was asked?

“I don’t know, herbal laxative” he said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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