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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

“That was definitely a scheme play, order cheap quibron t” Lloyd said. Order cheap quibron t “We worked hard on that all week, order cheap quibron t and when the opportunity presented itself, order cheap quibron t 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 cheap quibron t catching seven passes for 89 yards, order cheap quibron t his second-highest total of the season.

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

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

All lined up

Since the start of the season, order cheap quibron t the Patriots’ depth chart on the offensive line read more like a wish list than a realistic starting lineup, order cheap quibron t with an assortment of injuries resulting in five different combinations.

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

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

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

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

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

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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. Order cheap quibron t The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

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

“We know we have a good defense here, order cheap quibron t we’ve played really well the last couple of weeks, order cheap quibron t” McCourty said. Order cheap quibron t “The biggest focus for us is just trying to build on that.”

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Handing out Hall passes

If you’re a Patriots fan who’s never been to Canton, order cheap quibron t Ohio, order cheap quibron t and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, order cheap quibron t Canton is coming to you this week. Order cheap quibron t Well, order cheap quibron t at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Order cheap quibron t In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, order cheap quibron t the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, order cheap quibron t Andre Tippett, order cheap quibron t Nick Buoniconti, order cheap quibron t Mike Haynes, order cheap quibron t and Curtis Martin — will be on display at the Hall at Patriot Place.

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Secondary injuries

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Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Order cheap quibron t Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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