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

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, echinacea in canada he was asked?

“I don’t know, echinacea in canada” he said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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