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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

FOXBOROUGH — They might not have come right out and said it, rogaine 5% 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, rogaine 5% online review receiver Brandon Lloyd never broke stride, rogaine 5% online review blowing past the Texans who bit on the run possibility. Rogaine 5% online review He caught Brady’s pass without a defender near him, rogaine 5% online review coasting into the end zone and pushing the Patriots’ lead to 14-0 in a game they would win handily, rogaine 5% online review 42-14, rogaine 5% online review Monday night at Gillette Stadium.

“That was definitely a scheme play, rogaine 5% online review” Lloyd said. Rogaine 5% online review “We worked hard on that all week, rogaine 5% online review and when the opportunity presented itself, rogaine 5% 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, rogaine 5% online review catching seven passes for 89 yards, rogaine 5% online review his second-highest total of the season.

He scored two touchdowns, rogaine 5% online review the second coming on a fumble recovery in the end zone, rogaine 5% online review after Danny Woodhead lost the ball on a screen pass. Rogaine 5% online review The ball bounced forward, rogaine 5% online review with Lloyd diving on it. Rogaine 5% online review Not how it’s drawn up, rogaine 5% online review but the way the night went.

“Just a screen pass, rogaine 5% online review we do our best to block downfield, rogaine 5% online review and unfortunately the ball popped out, rogaine 5% online review” Lloyd said. Rogaine 5% online review “But we were there to make the play.”

All lined up

Since the start of the season, rogaine 5% online review the Patriots’ depth chart on the offensive line read more like a wish list than a realistic starting lineup, rogaine 5% online review with an assortment of injuries resulting in five different combinations.

For the first time in a month, rogaine 5% online review and just the sixth time this season, rogaine 5% 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, rogaine 5% online review Logan Mankins at left guard, rogaine 5% online review Ryan Wendell at center, rogaine 5% online review Dan Connolly at right guard, rogaine 5% online review and Sebastian Vollmer at right tackle.

The group was made whole again with the return of Mankins, rogaine 5% online review who had missed three consecutive games — and five of six — with ankle and calf injuries. Rogaine 5% online review He was back at practice last week, rogaine 5% online review in a limited role, rogaine 5% online review but was in the starting lineup Monday night, rogaine 5% online review relegating Donald Thomas to reserve status.

Another key starter also returned from injury, rogaine 5% online review with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, rogaine 5% 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. Rogaine 5% online review The other inactive players were offensive linemen Nick McDonald and Markus Zusevics, rogaine 5% online review defensive linemen Jake Bequette and Ron Brace, rogaine 5% online review safety Derrick Martin, rogaine 5% online review and fullback James Develin, rogaine 5% online review who was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Nov. Rogaine 5% online review 28, rogaine 5% online review but has yet to play.

Bolden: Return man

The Patriots made the expected move official roughly three hours before kickoff, rogaine 5% 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, rogaine 5% online review a rookie from Mississippi, rogaine 5% online review was suspended by the NFL on Nov. Rogaine 5% online review 9 for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Rogaine 5% online review He hadn’t played since Oct. Rogaine 5% online review 14 at Seattle, rogaine 5% online review when he injured a knee against the Seahawks. Rogaine 5% online review The injury cost him two games, rogaine 5% online review then the suspension added four more.

With 234 yards on 43 carries, rogaine 5% online review Bolden came into the Texans game with the second-most rushing yards for the Patriots, rogaine 5% online review and his 5.4-yard average led the team. Rogaine 5% online review Stevan Ridley has been the workhorse since Bolden was forced out, rogaine 5% online review gaining 486 yards in the six games Bolden missed.

Bolden declined interview requests Saturday, rogaine 5% online review the first time he had been spotted in the locker room since the suspension was announced. Rogaine 5% online review But he was ready to talk after the game, rogaine 5% online review in which he played on special teams and got two late carries for 11 yards.

“Felt good, rogaine 5% online review” Bolden said. Rogaine 5% online review “Missing four weeks, rogaine 5% online review you try not to get out of shape, rogaine 5% online review you keep yourself active, rogaine 5% online review it felt good getting out there for the first time.”

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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. Rogaine 5% online review The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, rogaine 5% online review the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, rogaine 5% online review one behind the Chicago Bears. Rogaine 5% online review Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

“We know we have a good defense here, rogaine 5% online review we’ve played really well the last couple of weeks, rogaine 5% online review” McCourty said. Rogaine 5% online review “The biggest focus for us is just trying to build on that.”

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



Early in the fourth quarter, rogaine 5% online review Woodhead fumbled after catching a screen pass and being hit from behind by J.J. Rogaine 5% online review Watt. Rogaine 5% online review The ball flew into the end zone, rogaine 5% 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, rogaine 5% online review Ohio, rogaine 5% online review and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, rogaine 5% online review Canton is coming to you this week. Rogaine 5% online review Well, rogaine 5% online review at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Rogaine 5% online review In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, rogaine 5% online review the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, rogaine 5% online review Andre Tippett, rogaine 5% online review Nick Buoniconti, rogaine 5% online review Mike Haynes, rogaine 5% 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, rogaine 5% online review with Tippett, rogaine 5% online review Haynes, rogaine 5% online review and Martin serving as honorary captains.

Secondary injuries

One downside to the Patriots’ victory was injuries to the defensive secondary. Rogaine 5% online review The Patriots announced injuries to Aqib Talib (hip) and Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring). Rogaine 5% online review Neither returned to the game after getting injured . Rogaine 5% online review . Rogaine 5% online review . Rogaine 5% online review With Julian Edelman out for the season with a foot injury, rogaine 5% online review Wes Welker took over the Patriots’ punt return duties. Rogaine 5% online review He returned four for 50 yards, rogaine 5% online review with a long of 31 . Rogaine 5% online review . Rogaine 5% online review . Rogaine 5% online review Welker also caught three passes, rogaine 5% online review pushing his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a catch to 107 . Rogaine 5% online review . Rogaine 5% online review . Rogaine 5% online review Donte Stallworth made the most of his return to the Patriots. Rogaine 5% online review He caught only one pass from Brady, rogaine 5% online review but the catch-and-run went for 63 yards and a touchdown in the third quarter, rogaine 5% online review making it 28-0. Rogaine 5% online review It was a case of practice makes perfect, rogaine 5% online review even if the practice had been a while ago. Rogaine 5% online review “That particular play is something we had worked on, rogaine 5% online review even in the spring, rogaine 5% online review’’ he said. Rogaine 5% 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. Rogaine 5% online review He put it up for me to catch it and that’s what I did.’’ . Rogaine 5% online review . Rogaine 5% online review . Rogaine 5% online review His team off until Wednesday, rogaine 5% online review Celtics coach Doc Rivers was spotted on the sideline observing pregame warmups, rogaine 5% online review wearing a Patriots red sweater and chatting up his Patriots counterpart, rogaine 5% online review Bill Belichick. Rogaine 5% online review Also in on the conversation: Boston sports fan Mark Wahlberg. Rogaine 5% online review Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was also at the game, rogaine 5% online review wearing a No. Rogaine 5% online review 83 Patriots jersey . Rogaine 5% online review . Rogaine 5% online review . Rogaine 5% online review The Patriots extended their December winning streak to 13 games, rogaine 5% online review dating to a 22-21 loss at Miami on Dec. Rogaine 5% online review 6, rogaine 5% online review 2009. Rogaine 5% online review It ties the Patriots for the second-longest such streak with the Dallas Cowboys, rogaine 5% online review who accomplished the feat from 1968-72. Rogaine 5% online review The record belongs to the San Diego Chargers, rogaine 5% online review winners of 18 straight from 2006-09. Rogaine 5% online review New England also has won 21 straight games in the second half of the regular season. Rogaine 5% online review The Patriots went 8-0 in the second half of 2010, rogaine 5% online review 8-0 in 2011, rogaine 5% online review and have won their first five this season. Rogaine 5% online review The last loss from the back half of the schedule came in the regular-season finale in 2009, rogaine 5% online review when the Patriots lost at Houston, rogaine 5% online review 34-27 … In a pre-game Twitter message, rogaine 5% online review self-described Patriots fan Donald Trump posted, rogaine 5% online review “Good Luck to Bob Kraft, rogaine 5% online review Tom Brady and Coach Bob Belichick tonight.” Needless to say, rogaine 5% online review the Donald got plenty of unwanted attention for his fumble . Rogaine 5% online review . Rogaine 5% online review . Rogaine 5% online review Keep an eye out for Jerod Mayo on Tuesday. Rogaine 5% online review He’ll be joining Subway spokesman Jared Fogle during multiple appearances around town, rogaine 5% online review thanking unassuming fans with a dozen acts of kindness.

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Rogaine 5% online review Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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