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By Mike Fine, find antiox dogs The Patriot Ledger

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

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, find antiox dogs he was asked?

“I don’t know, find antiox dogs” he said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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