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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

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

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

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All lined up

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

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

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

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Handing out Hall passes

If you’re a Patriots fan who’s never been to Canton, wellbutrin sr online review Ohio, wellbutrin sr online review and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, wellbutrin sr online review Canton is coming to you this week. Wellbutrin sr online review Well, wellbutrin sr online review at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Wellbutrin sr online review In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, wellbutrin sr online review the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, wellbutrin sr online review Andre Tippett, wellbutrin sr online review Nick Buoniconti, wellbutrin sr online review Mike Haynes, wellbutrin sr online review and Curtis Martin — will be on display at the Hall at Patriot Place.

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Secondary injuries

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