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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

“That was definitely a scheme play, stop smoking patch free delivery” Lloyd said. Stop smoking patch free delivery “We worked hard on that all week, stop smoking patch free delivery and when the opportunity presented itself, stop smoking patch free delivery Coach [Josh] McDaniels called it at the right time and we were able to take advantage of it.”

Lloyd took advantage of his opportunities, stop smoking patch free delivery catching seven passes for 89 yards, stop smoking patch free delivery his second-highest total of the season.

He scored two touchdowns, stop smoking patch free delivery the second coming on a fumble recovery in the end zone, stop smoking patch free delivery after Danny Woodhead lost the ball on a screen pass. Stop smoking patch free delivery The ball bounced forward, stop smoking patch free delivery with Lloyd diving on it. Stop smoking patch free delivery Not how it’s drawn up, stop smoking patch free delivery but the way the night went.

“Just a screen pass, stop smoking patch free delivery we do our best to block downfield, stop smoking patch free delivery and unfortunately the ball popped out, stop smoking patch free delivery” Lloyd said. Stop smoking patch free delivery “But we were there to make the play.”

All lined up

Since the start of the season, stop smoking patch free delivery the Patriots’ depth chart on the offensive line read more like a wish list than a realistic starting lineup, stop smoking patch free delivery with an assortment of injuries resulting in five different combinations.

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

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

Another key starter also returned from injury, stop smoking patch free delivery with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, stop smoking patch free delivery back after sitting out two games with an ankle injury.

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

Bolden: Return man

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

With 234 yards on 43 carries, stop smoking patch free delivery Bolden came into the Texans game with the second-most rushing yards for the Patriots, stop smoking patch free delivery and his 5.4-yard average led the team. Stop smoking patch free delivery Stevan Ridley has been the workhorse since Bolden was forced out, stop smoking patch free delivery gaining 486 yards in the six games Bolden missed.

Bolden declined interview requests Saturday, stop smoking patch free delivery the first time he had been spotted in the locker room since the suspension was announced. Stop smoking patch free delivery But he was ready to talk after the game, stop smoking patch free delivery in which he played on special teams and got two late carries for 11 yards.

“Felt good, stop smoking patch free delivery” Bolden said. Stop smoking patch free delivery “Missing four weeks, stop smoking patch free delivery you try not to get out of shape, stop smoking patch free delivery you keep yourself active, stop smoking patch free delivery it felt good getting out there for the first time.”

As for the suspension?

“It was a mistake. Stop smoking patch free delivery Saddened that it happened, stop smoking patch free delivery but the team kept going, stop smoking patch free delivery so just got to keep moving forward, stop smoking patch free delivery” Bolden said. Stop smoking patch free delivery “Worked as hard as I could for as long as I could, stop smoking patch free delivery 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. Stop smoking patch free delivery The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, stop smoking patch free delivery the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, stop smoking patch free delivery one behind the Chicago Bears. Stop smoking patch free delivery Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

“We know we have a good defense here, stop smoking patch free delivery we’ve played really well the last couple of weeks, stop smoking patch free delivery” McCourty said. Stop smoking patch free delivery “The biggest focus for us is just trying to build on that.”

Even when the Patriots fumbled the bounces went their way. Stop smoking patch free delivery Ridley lost the ball on the Patriots’ first drive of the game, stop smoking patch free delivery inside the Texans’ 5-yard-line, stop smoking patch free delivery but Aaron Hernandez jumped on it to extend the drive. Stop smoking patch free delivery On the next play, stop smoking patch free delivery Hernandez caught a 7-yard touchdown pass.



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

Secondary injuries

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Stop smoking patch free delivery Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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