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FOXBORO — A week removed from his one-reception performance in a win at Miami, buy cheap augmentin 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 cheap augmentin including a season-best 37-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady. Buy cheap augmentin He even recovered a fumble in the end zone to cement the game early in the fourth quarter. Buy cheap augmentin 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 cheap augmentin It just wasn’t a big deal.

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

“I don’t know, buy cheap augmentin” he said.

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

“Obviously, buy cheap augmentin 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 cheap augmentin but we still have things we need to improve on, buy cheap augmentin” he said. Buy cheap augmentin “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 cheap augmentin which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Buy cheap augmentin It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

At 2:49 of the first quarter, buy cheap augmentin the Pats having scored on a Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez 7-yard pass, buy cheap augmentin Lloyd headed out into the flats and kept on running. Buy cheap augmentin Brady lofted a perfectly arched ball that fell into Lloyd’s hands, buy cheap augmentin and he was off for the end zone, buy cheap augmentin giving the Pats a 14-0 start. Buy cheap augmentin “Yeah that was definitely a scheme play, buy cheap augmentin” he said, buy cheap augmentin “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 cheap augmentin and we were able to take advantage of it.”

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

Not only was it big for the team, buy cheap augmentin but also for Lloyd. Buy cheap augmentin A week earlier he’d been targeted only once, buy cheap augmentin capping a six-game string of games in which he came up with only 16 receptions. Buy cheap augmentin 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 cheap augmentin and even his ability to mesh with Brady, buy cheap augmentin so this performance seemed to slam the door on those thoughts. Buy cheap augmentin Yet Lloyd said he had no idea how involved he’d be for this game. Buy cheap augmentin He said he had no thoughts about having such a big game, buy cheap augmentin either. Buy cheap augmentin “I don’t know how many yards I had.”

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

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

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

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

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