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By Mike Fine, discount dramamine The Patriot Ledger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike Fine may be reached at