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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

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

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

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

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

All lined up

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

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

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

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

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

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

As for the suspension?

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

With the interception, viagra price the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, viagra price one behind the Chicago Bears. Viagra price Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

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

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



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

Secondary injuries

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Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Viagra price Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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