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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

FOXBOROUGH — They might not have come right out and said it, order no rx nutridrine 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 no rx nutridrine receiver Brandon Lloyd never broke stride, order no rx nutridrine blowing past the Texans who bit on the run possibility. Order no rx nutridrine He caught Brady’s pass without a defender near him, order no rx nutridrine coasting into the end zone and pushing the Patriots’ lead to 14-0 in a game they would win handily, order no rx nutridrine 42-14, order no rx nutridrine Monday night at Gillette Stadium.

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Lloyd took advantage of his opportunities, order no rx nutridrine catching seven passes for 89 yards, order no rx nutridrine his second-highest total of the season.

He scored two touchdowns, order no rx nutridrine the second coming on a fumble recovery in the end zone, order no rx nutridrine after Danny Woodhead lost the ball on a screen pass. Order no rx nutridrine The ball bounced forward, order no rx nutridrine with Lloyd diving on it. Order no rx nutridrine Not how it’s drawn up, order no rx nutridrine but the way the night went.

“Just a screen pass, order no rx nutridrine we do our best to block downfield, order no rx nutridrine and unfortunately the ball popped out, order no rx nutridrine” Lloyd said. Order no rx nutridrine “But we were there to make the play.”

All lined up

Since the start of the season, order no rx nutridrine the Patriots’ depth chart on the offensive line read more like a wish list than a realistic starting lineup, order no rx nutridrine with an assortment of injuries resulting in five different combinations.

For the first time in a month, order no rx nutridrine and just the sixth time this season, order no rx nutridrine the Patriots began the game with the five players who are designated by the team as its starters: Nate Solder at left tackle, order no rx nutridrine Logan Mankins at left guard, order no rx nutridrine Ryan Wendell at center, order no rx nutridrine Dan Connolly at right guard, order no rx nutridrine and Sebastian Vollmer at right tackle.

The group was made whole again with the return of Mankins, order no rx nutridrine who had missed three consecutive games — and five of six — with ankle and calf injuries. Order no rx nutridrine He was back at practice last week, order no rx nutridrine in a limited role, order no rx nutridrine but was in the starting lineup Monday night, order no rx nutridrine relegating Donald Thomas to reserve status.

Another key starter also returned from injury, order no rx nutridrine with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, order no rx nutridrine back after sitting out two games with an ankle injury.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski missed his third straight game with a broken forearm. Order no rx nutridrine The other inactive players were offensive linemen Nick McDonald and Markus Zusevics, order no rx nutridrine defensive linemen Jake Bequette and Ron Brace, order no rx nutridrine safety Derrick Martin, order no rx nutridrine and fullback James Develin, order no rx nutridrine who was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Nov. Order no rx nutridrine 28, order no rx nutridrine but has yet to play.

Bolden: Return man

The Patriots made the expected move official roughly three hours before kickoff, order no rx nutridrine 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 no rx nutridrine a rookie from Mississippi, order no rx nutridrine was suspended by the NFL on Nov. Order no rx nutridrine 9 for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Order no rx nutridrine He hadn’t played since Oct. Order no rx nutridrine 14 at Seattle, order no rx nutridrine when he injured a knee against the Seahawks. Order no rx nutridrine The injury cost him two games, order no rx nutridrine then the suspension added four more.

With 234 yards on 43 carries, order no rx nutridrine Bolden came into the Texans game with the second-most rushing yards for the Patriots, order no rx nutridrine and his 5.4-yard average led the team. Order no rx nutridrine Stevan Ridley has been the workhorse since Bolden was forced out, order no rx nutridrine gaining 486 yards in the six games Bolden missed.

Bolden declined interview requests Saturday, order no rx nutridrine the first time he had been spotted in the locker room since the suspension was announced. Order no rx nutridrine But he was ready to talk after the game, order no rx nutridrine in which he played on special teams and got two late carries for 11 yards.

“Felt good, order no rx nutridrine” Bolden said. Order no rx nutridrine “Missing four weeks, order no rx nutridrine you try not to get out of shape, order no rx nutridrine you keep yourself active, order no rx nutridrine it felt good getting out there for the first time.”

As for the 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 no rx nutridrine The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, order no rx nutridrine the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, order no rx nutridrine one behind the Chicago Bears. Order no rx nutridrine Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

“We know we have a good defense here, order no rx nutridrine we’ve played really well the last couple of weeks, order no rx nutridrine” McCourty said. Order no rx nutridrine “The biggest focus for us is just trying to build on that.”

Even when the Patriots fumbled the bounces went their way. Order no rx nutridrine Ridley lost the ball on the Patriots’ first drive of the game, order no rx nutridrine inside the Texans’ 5-yard-line, order no rx nutridrine but Aaron Hernandez jumped on it to extend the drive. Order no rx nutridrine On the next play, order no rx nutridrine Hernandez caught a 7-yard touchdown pass.



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Handing out Hall passes

If you’re a Patriots fan who’s never been to Canton, order no rx nutridrine Ohio, order no rx nutridrine and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, order no rx nutridrine Canton is coming to you this week. Order no rx nutridrine Well, order no rx nutridrine at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Order no rx nutridrine In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, order no rx nutridrine the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, order no rx nutridrine Andre Tippett, order no rx nutridrine Nick Buoniconti, order no rx nutridrine Mike Haynes, order no rx nutridrine and Curtis Martin — will be on display at the Hall at Patriot Place.

The weeklong celebration will culminate with Sunday night’s home game against the San Francisco 49ers, order no rx nutridrine with Tippett, order no rx nutridrine Haynes, order no rx nutridrine and Martin serving as honorary captains.

Secondary injuries

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