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By Mike Fine, order colace The Patriot Ledger

FOXBORO — A week removed from his one-reception performance in a win at Miami, order colace 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, order colace including a season-best 37-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady. Order colace He even recovered a fumble in the end zone to cement the game early in the fourth quarter. Order colace 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. Order colace It just wasn’t a big deal.

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, order colace he was asked?

“I don’t know, order colace” he said.

It means you’re pretty good, order colace he was reminded, order colace as if he didn't realize the Texans, order colace who were 11-1 and had also won six straight, order colace were just another game on the schedule.

“Obviously, order colace the Texans are a good football team and we did a pretty good job of executing for the first half for the most part, order colace but we still have things we need to improve on, order colace” he said. Order colace “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, order colace which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Order colace It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

At 2:49 of the first quarter, order colace the Pats having scored on a Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez 7-yard pass, order colace Lloyd headed out into the flats and kept on running. Order colace Brady lofted a perfectly arched ball that fell into Lloyd’s hands, order colace and he was off for the end zone, order colace giving the Pats a 14-0 start. Order colace “Yeah that was definitely a scheme play, order colace” he said, order colace “and we worked hard on that all week and when the opportunity presented itself and coach (Josh) McDaniels called it at the right time, order colace and we were able to take advantage of it.”

“That was well executed, order colace” said coach Bill Belichick. Order colace “That was great protection, order colace great run fake, order colace and Brandon got a couple of steps behind the secondary and Tom hit him. Order colace The players did a good job on that.”

Not only was it big for the team, order colace but also for Lloyd. Order colace A week earlier he’d been targeted only once, order colace capping a six-game string of games in which he came up with only 16 receptions. Order colace In the first six games of the season he came up with 34.

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

As for clicking with Brady once again: “I mean, order colace we’re just executing the plays. Order colace I haven’t seen the film, order colace but I don’t really have any comments about it right now.”

Lloyd kept his head in the game nicely, order colace though, order colace and when Danny Woodhead made a nice run, order colace only to have the ball poked out of his hands 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, order colace Lloyd was on the spot to fall on the ball in the end zone.

“I don’t know, order colace” he said, order colace when asked about that play. Order colace “It was a screen pass and I’m just doing my best to block downfield and the ball popped out. Order colace Pretty much all I know right now. Order colace As long as it puts points on the board. Order colace It doesn’t really matter how they come.”

Not too high, order colace not too low, order colace that’s how Lloyd played the game Monday night. Order colace We’ll never know exactly how he feels about the performance or about his team. Order colace “I don’t know. Order colace I think coach Bill has a better gauge on the pulse of the team, order colace” he said.

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

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