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By Mike Fine, find prilosec The Patriot Ledger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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