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By Mike Fine, buy discount tricor The Patriot Ledger

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

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

“I don’t know, buy discount tricor” he said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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