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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

FOXBOROUGH — They might not have come right out and said it, order discount zyloprim but the Patriots were fully aware of the attention given to the Houston Texans and their preference for play-action passes on offense.

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All lined up

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

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Bolden: Return man

The Patriots made the expected move official roughly three hours before kickoff, order discount zyloprim 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.

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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 discount zyloprim The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

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Handing out Hall passes

If you’re a Patriots fan who’s never been to Canton, order discount zyloprim Ohio, order discount zyloprim and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, order discount zyloprim Canton is coming to you this week. Order discount zyloprim Well, order discount zyloprim at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Order discount zyloprim In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, order discount zyloprim the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, order discount zyloprim Andre Tippett, order discount zyloprim Nick Buoniconti, order discount zyloprim Mike Haynes, order discount zyloprim and Curtis Martin — will be on display at the Hall at Patriot Place.

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Secondary injuries

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