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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

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

Lloyd took advantage of his opportunities, herbal testosterone in canada catching seven passes for 89 yards, herbal testosterone in canada his second-highest total of the season.

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

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All lined up

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

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

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

Another key starter also returned from injury, herbal testosterone in canada with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, herbal testosterone in canada back after sitting out two games with an ankle injury.

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

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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. Herbal testosterone in canada The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, herbal testosterone in canada the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, herbal testosterone in canada one behind the Chicago Bears. Herbal testosterone in canada Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

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

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



Early in the fourth quarter, herbal testosterone in canada Woodhead fumbled after catching a screen pass and being hit from behind by J.J. Herbal testosterone in canada Watt. Herbal testosterone in canada The ball flew into the end zone, herbal testosterone in canada with Lloyd diving on it for an unlikely touchdown.

Handing out Hall passes

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Secondary injuries

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