By Steve Silva, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200 Boston.com Staff
FOXBOROUGH – It was a big night for Brandon Lloyd, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200 who had his first two touchdown game as a Patriot.
One touchdown was a perfectly executed pass play that looked like a run at the start. E.e.s. 200 The other was a pass-play-turned-fumble where Lloyd happened to be in the right place at the right time.
For his first touchdown, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200 Tom Brady found Lloyd wide open in the middle of the field after the Patriots QB faked a handoff and Lloyd blew past the confused Texans defense that bit on the run. E.e.s. 200 Lloyd breezed into the end zone and the Patriots went up 14-0 in in the first quarter of what would be an eventual 42-14 demolition of Houston.
“That was definitely a scheme play, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200” Lloyd said. E.e.s. 200 “We worked hard on that all week, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200 and when the opportunity presented itself, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200 Coach [Josh] McDaniels called it at the right time and we were able to take advantage of it.”
Lloyd's second touchdown came on a fumble recovery in the end zone, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200 after Danny Woodhead lost the ball after catching a screen pass early in the fourth quarter. E.e.s. 200 Texans defensive lineman J.J. E.e.s. 200 Watt punched the ball out of Woodhead's arms and it bounced 13 yards into the end zone, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200 where Lloyd grabbed it like he was pulling in a Brady pass.
“Just a screen pass, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200 we do our best to block downfield, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200 and unfortunately the ball popped out, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200” Lloyd said. E.e.s. 200 “But we were there to make the play.”
Lloyd played the role of the humble team player after the game.
“Obviously the Texans are a really good football team, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200" he said. E.e.s. 200 "We did a pretty good job of executing in the first half, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200 for the most part, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200 but we still have things that we need to improve on. E.e.s. 200 I think we had a great week of practice and we did things that were necessary to come out and execute well. E.e.s. 200 It was a team effort.”
Lloyd caught seven passes for 89 yards, e.e.s. E.e.s. 200 200 his second-highest total of the season.