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By Mike Fine, order no rx alli The Patriot Ledger

FOXBORO — A week removed from his one-reception performance in a win at Miami, order no rx alli 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 no rx alli including a season-best 37-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady. Order no rx alli He even recovered a fumble in the end zone to cement the game early in the fourth quarter. Order no rx alli 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 no rx alli It just wasn’t a big deal.

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, order no rx alli he was asked?

“I don’t know, order no rx alli” he said.

It means you’re pretty good, order no rx alli he was reminded, order no rx alli as if he didn't realize the Texans, order no rx alli who were 11-1 and had also won six straight, order no rx alli were just another game on the schedule.

“Obviously, order no rx alli 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 no rx alli but we still have things we need to improve on, order no rx alli” he said. Order no rx alli “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 no rx alli which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Order no rx alli It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

At 2:49 of the first quarter, order no rx alli the Pats having scored on a Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez 7-yard pass, order no rx alli Lloyd headed out into the flats and kept on running. Order no rx alli Brady lofted a perfectly arched ball that fell into Lloyd’s hands, order no rx alli and he was off for the end zone, order no rx alli giving the Pats a 14-0 start. Order no rx alli “Yeah that was definitely a scheme play, order no rx alli” he said, order no rx alli “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 no rx alli and we were able to take advantage of it.”

“That was well executed, order no rx alli” said coach Bill Belichick. Order no rx alli “That was great protection, order no rx alli great run fake, order no rx alli and Brandon got a couple of steps behind the secondary and Tom hit him. Order no rx alli The players did a good job on that.”

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

As for clicking with Brady once again: “I mean, order no rx alli we’re just executing the plays. Order no rx alli I haven’t seen the film, order no rx alli but I don’t really have any comments about it right now.”

Lloyd kept his head in the game nicely, order no rx alli though, order no rx alli and when Danny Woodhead made a nice run, order no rx alli only to have the ball poked out of his hands 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, order no rx alli Lloyd was on the spot to fall on the ball in the end zone.

“I don’t know, order no rx alli” he said, order no rx alli when asked about that play. Order no rx alli “It was a screen pass and I’m just doing my best to block downfield and the ball popped out. Order no rx alli Pretty much all I know right now. Order no rx alli As long as it puts points on the board. Order no rx alli It doesn’t really matter how they come.”

Not too high, order no rx alli not too low, order no rx alli that’s how Lloyd played the game Monday night. Order no rx alli We’ll never know exactly how he feels about the performance or about his team. Order no rx alli “I don’t know. Order no rx alli I think coach Bill has a better gauge on the pulse of the team, order no rx alli” he said.

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

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