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By Mike Fine, discount isoptin The Patriot Ledger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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