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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

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

“That was definitely a scheme play, xenical overnight delivery” Lloyd said. Xenical overnight delivery “We worked hard on that all week, xenical overnight delivery and when the opportunity presented itself, xenical overnight 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, xenical overnight delivery catching seven passes for 89 yards, xenical overnight delivery his second-highest total of the season.

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

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

All lined up

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

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

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

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

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

Bolden: Return man

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

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

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

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

As for the suspension?

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

With the interception, xenical overnight delivery the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, xenical overnight delivery one behind the Chicago Bears. Xenical overnight delivery Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

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

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



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

Secondary injuries

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Xenical overnight delivery Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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