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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

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

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

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

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

All lined up

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

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

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

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

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

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

As for the suspension?

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

With the interception, order capoten online the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, order capoten online one behind the Chicago Bears. Order capoten online Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

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

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



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Handing out Hall passes

If you’re a Patriots fan who’s never been to Canton, order capoten online Ohio, order capoten online and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, order capoten online Canton is coming to you this week. Order capoten online Well, order capoten online at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Order capoten online In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, order capoten online the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, order capoten online Andre Tippett, order capoten online Nick Buoniconti, order capoten online Mike Haynes, order capoten online 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, order capoten online with Tippett, order capoten online Haynes, order capoten online and Martin serving as honorary captains.

Secondary injuries

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