Male Enhancement Oil Free Sample

By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

“That was definitely a scheme play, male enhancement oil free sample” Lloyd said. Male enhancement oil free sample “We worked hard on that all week, male enhancement oil free sample and when the opportunity presented itself, male enhancement oil 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, male enhancement oil free sample catching seven passes for 89 yards, male enhancement oil free sample his second-highest total of the season.

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

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

All lined up

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

For the first time in a month, male enhancement oil free sample and just the sixth time this season, male enhancement oil 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, male enhancement oil free sample Logan Mankins at left guard, male enhancement oil free sample Ryan Wendell at center, male enhancement oil free sample Dan Connolly at right guard, male enhancement oil free sample and Sebastian Vollmer at right tackle.

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

Another key starter also returned from injury, male enhancement oil free sample with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, male enhancement oil 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. Male enhancement oil free sample The other inactive players were offensive linemen Nick McDonald and Markus Zusevics, male enhancement oil free sample defensive linemen Jake Bequette and Ron Brace, male enhancement oil free sample safety Derrick Martin, male enhancement oil free sample and fullback James Develin, male enhancement oil free sample who was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Nov. Male enhancement oil free sample 28, male enhancement oil free sample but has yet to play.

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

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

As for the suspension?

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

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

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

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



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

Secondary injuries

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

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

Source: http://bostonglobe.com/sports/2012/12/11/logan-mankins-returns-makes-patriots-line-whole/A1Xtp2mNJfSRC0vUxtSlUI/story.html