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By Mike Fine, order medrol The Patriot Ledger

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

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

“I don’t know, order medrol” he said.

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

“Obviously, order medrol 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 medrol but we still have things we need to improve on, order medrol” he said. Order medrol “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 medrol which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Order medrol It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

At 2:49 of the first quarter, order medrol the Pats having scored on a Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez 7-yard pass, order medrol Lloyd headed out into the flats and kept on running. Order medrol Brady lofted a perfectly arched ball that fell into Lloyd’s hands, order medrol and he was off for the end zone, order medrol giving the Pats a 14-0 start. Order medrol “Yeah that was definitely a scheme play, order medrol” he said, order medrol “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 medrol and we were able to take advantage of it.”

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

Not only was it big for the team, order medrol but also for Lloyd. Order medrol A week earlier he’d been targeted only once, order medrol capping a six-game string of games in which he came up with only 16 receptions. Order medrol 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 medrol and even his ability to mesh with Brady, order medrol so this performance seemed to slam the door on those thoughts. Order medrol Yet Lloyd said he had no idea how involved he’d be for this game. Order medrol He said he had no thoughts about having such a big game, order medrol either. Order medrol “I don’t know how many yards I had.”

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

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

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

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

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

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