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By Mike Fine, no rx fml forte The Patriot Ledger

FOXBORO — A week removed from his one-reception performance in a win at Miami, no rx fml forte 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, no rx fml forte including a season-best 37-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady. No rx fml forte He even recovered a fumble in the end zone to cement the game early in the fourth quarter. No rx fml forte 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. No rx fml forte It just wasn’t a big deal.

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, no rx fml forte he was asked?

“I don’t know, no rx fml forte” he said.

It means you’re pretty good, no rx fml forte he was reminded, no rx fml forte as if he didn't realize the Texans, no rx fml forte who were 11-1 and had also won six straight, no rx fml forte were just another game on the schedule.

“Obviously, no rx fml forte the Texans are a good football team and we did a pretty good job of executing for the first half for the most part, no rx fml forte but we still have things we need to improve on, no rx fml forte” he said. No rx fml forte “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, no rx fml forte which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. No rx fml forte It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

At 2:49 of the first quarter, no rx fml forte the Pats having scored on a Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez 7-yard pass, no rx fml forte Lloyd headed out into the flats and kept on running. No rx fml forte Brady lofted a perfectly arched ball that fell into Lloyd’s hands, no rx fml forte and he was off for the end zone, no rx fml forte giving the Pats a 14-0 start. No rx fml forte “Yeah that was definitely a scheme play, no rx fml forte” he said, no rx fml forte “and we worked hard on that all week and when the opportunity presented itself and coach (Josh) McDaniels called it at the right time, no rx fml forte and we were able to take advantage of it.”

“That was well executed, no rx fml forte” said coach Bill Belichick. No rx fml forte “That was great protection, no rx fml forte great run fake, no rx fml forte and Brandon got a couple of steps behind the secondary and Tom hit him. No rx fml forte The players did a good job on that.”

Not only was it big for the team, no rx fml forte but also for Lloyd. No rx fml forte A week earlier he’d been targeted only once, no rx fml forte capping a six-game string of games in which he came up with only 16 receptions. No rx fml forte In the first six games of the season he came up with 34.

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

As for clicking with Brady once again: “I mean, no rx fml forte we’re just executing the plays. No rx fml forte I haven’t seen the film, no rx fml forte but I don’t really have any comments about it right now.”

Lloyd kept his head in the game nicely, no rx fml forte though, no rx fml forte and when Danny Woodhead made a nice run, no rx fml forte only to have the ball poked out of his hands 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, no rx fml forte Lloyd was on the spot to fall on the ball in the end zone.

“I don’t know, no rx fml forte” he said, no rx fml forte when asked about that play. No rx fml forte “It was a screen pass and I’m just doing my best to block downfield and the ball popped out. No rx fml forte Pretty much all I know right now. No rx fml forte As long as it puts points on the board. No rx fml forte It doesn’t really matter how they come.”

Not too high, no rx fml forte not too low, no rx fml forte that’s how Lloyd played the game Monday night. No rx fml forte We’ll never know exactly how he feels about the performance or about his team. No rx fml forte “I don’t know. No rx fml forte I think coach Bill has a better gauge on the pulse of the team, no rx fml forte” he said.

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

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