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By Mike Fine, carafate free sample The Patriot Ledger

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

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, carafate free sample he was asked?

“I don’t know, carafate free sample” he said.

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

“Obviously, carafate free sample the Texans are a good football team and we did a pretty good job of executing for the first half for the most part, carafate free sample but we still have things we need to improve on, carafate free sample” he said. Carafate free sample “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, carafate free sample which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Carafate free sample It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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