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FOXBORO — A week removed from his one-reception performance in a win at Miami, buy alesse cod Brandon Lloyd might have been doing handstands after the Patriots’ 42-14 blowout win over the Houston Texans Monday night at Gillette Stadium.

Lloyd had just resurrected himself with seven catches for 89 yards, buy alesse cod including a season-best 37-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady. Buy alesse cod He even recovered a fumble in the end zone to cement the game early in the fourth quarter. Buy alesse cod Two touchdowns in the biggest game of the season and Lloyd acted like he’d done nothing more than buy a can of Coke at 7-Eleven. Buy alesse cod It just wasn’t a big deal.

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, buy alesse cod he was asked?

“I don’t know, buy alesse cod” he said.

It means you’re pretty good, buy alesse cod he was reminded, buy alesse cod as if he didn't realize the Texans, buy alesse cod who were 11-1 and had also won six straight, buy alesse cod were just another game on the schedule.

“Obviously, buy alesse cod the Texans are a good football team and we did a pretty good job of executing for the first half for the most part, buy alesse cod but we still have things we need to improve on, buy alesse cod” he said. Buy alesse cod “I think we had a great week of practice and we did the things that were necessary to come out and execute well and it was a team effort.”

Lloyd was obviously practicing the Patriots’ way of saying something but saying nothing, buy alesse cod which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Buy alesse cod It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

At 2:49 of the first quarter, buy alesse cod the Pats having scored on a Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez 7-yard pass, buy alesse cod Lloyd headed out into the flats and kept on running. Buy alesse cod Brady lofted a perfectly arched ball that fell into Lloyd’s hands, buy alesse cod and he was off for the end zone, buy alesse cod giving the Pats a 14-0 start. Buy alesse cod “Yeah that was definitely a scheme play, buy alesse cod” he said, buy alesse cod “and we worked hard on that all week and when the opportunity presented itself and coach (Josh) McDaniels called it at the right time, buy alesse cod and we were able to take advantage of it.”

“That was well executed, buy alesse cod” said coach Bill Belichick. Buy alesse cod “That was great protection, buy alesse cod great run fake, buy alesse cod and Brandon got a couple of steps behind the secondary and Tom hit him. Buy alesse cod The players did a good job on that.”

Not only was it big for the team, buy alesse cod but also for Lloyd. Buy alesse cod A week earlier he’d been targeted only once, buy alesse cod capping a six-game string of games in which he came up with only 16 receptions. Buy alesse cod In the first six games of the season he came up with 34.

There were questions about his ability to create separation from defenders, buy alesse cod and even his ability to mesh with Brady, buy alesse cod so this performance seemed to slam the door on those thoughts. Buy alesse cod Yet Lloyd said he had no idea how involved he’d be for this game. Buy alesse cod He said he had no thoughts about having such a big game, buy alesse cod either. Buy alesse cod “I don’t know how many yards I had.”

As for clicking with Brady once again: “I mean, buy alesse cod we’re just executing the plays. Buy alesse cod I haven’t seen the film, buy alesse cod but I don’t really have any comments about it right now.”

Lloyd kept his head in the game nicely, buy alesse cod though, buy alesse cod and when Danny Woodhead made a nice run, buy alesse cod only to have the ball poked out of his hands 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, buy alesse cod Lloyd was on the spot to fall on the ball in the end zone.

“I don’t know, buy alesse cod” he said, buy alesse cod when asked about that play. Buy alesse cod “It was a screen pass and I’m just doing my best to block downfield and the ball popped out. Buy alesse cod Pretty much all I know right now. Buy alesse cod As long as it puts points on the board. Buy alesse cod It doesn’t really matter how they come.”

Not too high, buy alesse cod not too low, buy alesse cod that’s how Lloyd played the game Monday night. Buy alesse cod We’ll never know exactly how he feels about the performance or about his team. Buy alesse cod “I don’t know. Buy alesse cod I think coach Bill has a better gauge on the pulse of the team, buy alesse cod” he said.

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