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

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

“I don’t know, find carboxactin cod” he said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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