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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

FOXBOROUGH — They might not have come right out and said it, ribose atp online review 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, ribose atp online review receiver Brandon Lloyd never broke stride, ribose atp online review blowing past the Texans who bit on the run possibility. Ribose atp online review He caught Brady’s pass without a defender near him, ribose atp online review coasting into the end zone and pushing the Patriots’ lead to 14-0 in a game they would win handily, ribose atp online review 42-14, ribose atp online review Monday night at Gillette Stadium.

“That was definitely a scheme play, ribose atp online review” Lloyd said. Ribose atp online review “We worked hard on that all week, ribose atp online review and when the opportunity presented itself, ribose atp online review Coach [Josh] McDaniels called it at the right time and we were able to take advantage of it.”

Lloyd took advantage of his opportunities, ribose atp online review catching seven passes for 89 yards, ribose atp online review his second-highest total of the season.

He scored two touchdowns, ribose atp online review the second coming on a fumble recovery in the end zone, ribose atp online review after Danny Woodhead lost the ball on a screen pass. Ribose atp online review The ball bounced forward, ribose atp online review with Lloyd diving on it. Ribose atp online review Not how it’s drawn up, ribose atp online review but the way the night went.

“Just a screen pass, ribose atp online review we do our best to block downfield, ribose atp online review and unfortunately the ball popped out, ribose atp online review” Lloyd said. Ribose atp online review “But we were there to make the play.”

All lined up

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

For the first time in a month, ribose atp online review and just the sixth time this season, ribose atp online review the Patriots began the game with the five players who are designated by the team as its starters: Nate Solder at left tackle, ribose atp online review Logan Mankins at left guard, ribose atp online review Ryan Wendell at center, ribose atp online review Dan Connolly at right guard, ribose atp online review and Sebastian Vollmer at right tackle.

The group was made whole again with the return of Mankins, ribose atp online review who had missed three consecutive games — and five of six — with ankle and calf injuries. Ribose atp online review He was back at practice last week, ribose atp online review in a limited role, ribose atp online review but was in the starting lineup Monday night, ribose atp online review relegating Donald Thomas to reserve status.

Another key starter also returned from injury, ribose atp online review with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, ribose atp online review back after sitting out two games with an ankle injury.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski missed his third straight game with a broken forearm. Ribose atp online review The other inactive players were offensive linemen Nick McDonald and Markus Zusevics, ribose atp online review defensive linemen Jake Bequette and Ron Brace, ribose atp online review safety Derrick Martin, ribose atp online review and fullback James Develin, ribose atp online review who was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Nov. Ribose atp online review 28, ribose atp online review but has yet to play.

Bolden: Return man

The Patriots made the expected move official roughly three hours before kickoff, ribose atp online review 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, ribose atp online review a rookie from Mississippi, ribose atp online review was suspended by the NFL on Nov. Ribose atp online review 9 for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Ribose atp online review He hadn’t played since Oct. Ribose atp online review 14 at Seattle, ribose atp online review when he injured a knee against the Seahawks. Ribose atp online review The injury cost him two games, ribose atp online review then the suspension added four more.

With 234 yards on 43 carries, ribose atp online review Bolden came into the Texans game with the second-most rushing yards for the Patriots, ribose atp online review and his 5.4-yard average led the team. Ribose atp online review Stevan Ridley has been the workhorse since Bolden was forced out, ribose atp online review gaining 486 yards in the six games Bolden missed.

Bolden declined interview requests Saturday, ribose atp online review the first time he had been spotted in the locker room since the suspension was announced. Ribose atp online review But he was ready to talk after the game, ribose atp online review in which he played on special teams and got two late carries for 11 yards.

“Felt good, ribose atp online review” Bolden said. Ribose atp online review “Missing four weeks, ribose atp online review you try not to get out of shape, ribose atp online review you keep yourself active, ribose atp online review it felt good getting out there for the first time.”

As for the suspension?

“It was a mistake. Ribose atp online review Saddened that it happened, ribose atp online review but the team kept going, ribose atp online review so just got to keep moving forward, ribose atp online review” Bolden said. Ribose atp online review “Worked as hard as I could for as long as I could, ribose atp online review make sure I don’t fall too far off.”

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. Ribose atp online review The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, ribose atp online review the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, ribose atp online review one behind the Chicago Bears. Ribose atp online review Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

“We know we have a good defense here, ribose atp online review we’ve played really well the last couple of weeks, ribose atp online review” McCourty said. Ribose atp online review “The biggest focus for us is just trying to build on that.”

Even when the Patriots fumbled the bounces went their way. Ribose atp online review Ridley lost the ball on the Patriots’ first drive of the game, ribose atp online review inside the Texans’ 5-yard-line, ribose atp online review but Aaron Hernandez jumped on it to extend the drive. Ribose atp online review On the next play, ribose atp online review Hernandez caught a 7-yard touchdown pass.



Early in the fourth quarter, ribose atp online review Woodhead fumbled after catching a screen pass and being hit from behind by J.J. Ribose atp online review Watt. Ribose atp online review The ball flew into the end zone, ribose atp online review with Lloyd diving on it for an unlikely touchdown.

Handing out Hall passes

If you’re a Patriots fan who’s never been to Canton, ribose atp online review Ohio, ribose atp online review and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, ribose atp online review Canton is coming to you this week. Ribose atp online review Well, ribose atp online review at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Ribose atp online review In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, ribose atp online review the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, ribose atp online review Andre Tippett, ribose atp online review Nick Buoniconti, ribose atp online review Mike Haynes, ribose atp online review 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, ribose atp online review with Tippett, ribose atp online review Haynes, ribose atp online review and Martin serving as honorary captains.

Secondary injuries

One downside to the Patriots’ victory was injuries to the defensive secondary. Ribose atp online review The Patriots announced injuries to Aqib Talib (hip) and Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring). Ribose atp online review Neither returned to the game after getting injured . Ribose atp online review . Ribose atp online review . Ribose atp online review With Julian Edelman out for the season with a foot injury, ribose atp online review Wes Welker took over the Patriots’ punt return duties. Ribose atp online review He returned four for 50 yards, ribose atp online review with a long of 31 . Ribose atp online review . Ribose atp online review . Ribose atp online review Welker also caught three passes, ribose atp online review pushing his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a catch to 107 . Ribose atp online review . Ribose atp online review . Ribose atp online review Donte Stallworth made the most of his return to the Patriots. Ribose atp online review He caught only one pass from Brady, ribose atp online review but the catch-and-run went for 63 yards and a touchdown in the third quarter, ribose atp online review making it 28-0. Ribose atp online review It was a case of practice makes perfect, ribose atp online review even if the practice had been a while ago. Ribose atp online review “That particular play is something we had worked on, ribose atp online review even in the spring, ribose atp online review’’ he said. Ribose atp online review “It was just an opportunity where they were kind of flat-footed and it gave me an opportunity to run by the guy and Tommy made a great throw. Ribose atp online review He put it up for me to catch it and that’s what I did.’’ . Ribose atp online review . Ribose atp online review . Ribose atp online review His team off until Wednesday, ribose atp online review Celtics coach Doc Rivers was spotted on the sideline observing pregame warmups, ribose atp online review wearing a Patriots red sweater and chatting up his Patriots counterpart, ribose atp online review Bill Belichick. Ribose atp online review Also in on the conversation: Boston sports fan Mark Wahlberg. Ribose atp online review Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was also at the game, ribose atp online review wearing a No. Ribose atp online review 83 Patriots jersey . Ribose atp online review . Ribose atp online review . Ribose atp online review The Patriots extended their December winning streak to 13 games, ribose atp online review dating to a 22-21 loss at Miami on Dec. Ribose atp online review 6, ribose atp online review 2009. Ribose atp online review It ties the Patriots for the second-longest such streak with the Dallas Cowboys, ribose atp online review who accomplished the feat from 1968-72. Ribose atp online review The record belongs to the San Diego Chargers, ribose atp online review winners of 18 straight from 2006-09. Ribose atp online review New England also has won 21 straight games in the second half of the regular season. Ribose atp online review The Patriots went 8-0 in the second half of 2010, ribose atp online review 8-0 in 2011, ribose atp online review and have won their first five this season. Ribose atp online review The last loss from the back half of the schedule came in the regular-season finale in 2009, ribose atp online review when the Patriots lost at Houston, ribose atp online review 34-27 … In a pre-game Twitter message, ribose atp online review self-described Patriots fan Donald Trump posted, ribose atp online review “Good Luck to Bob Kraft, ribose atp online review Tom Brady and Coach Bob Belichick tonight.” Needless to say, ribose atp online review the Donald got plenty of unwanted attention for his fumble . Ribose atp online review . Ribose atp online review . Ribose atp online review Keep an eye out for Jerod Mayo on Tuesday. Ribose atp online review He’ll be joining Subway spokesman Jared Fogle during multiple appearances around town, ribose atp online review thanking unassuming fans with a dozen acts of kindness.

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