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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

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

Lloyd took advantage of his opportunities, vasodilan in canada catching seven passes for 89 yards, vasodilan in canada his second-highest total of the season.

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

“Just a screen pass, vasodilan in canada we do our best to block downfield, vasodilan in canada and unfortunately the ball popped out, vasodilan in canada” Lloyd said. Vasodilan in canada “But we were there to make the play.”

All lined up

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

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

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

Another key starter also returned from injury, vasodilan in canada with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, vasodilan in canada back after sitting out two games with an ankle injury.

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

“Felt good, vasodilan in canada” Bolden said. Vasodilan in canada “Missing four weeks, vasodilan in canada you try not to get out of shape, vasodilan in canada you keep yourself active, vasodilan in canada it felt good getting out there for the first time.”

As for the suspension?

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

With the interception, vasodilan in canada the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, vasodilan in canada one behind the Chicago Bears. Vasodilan in canada Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

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

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



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

Handing out Hall passes

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Secondary injuries

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