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By Mike Fine, find ventolin The Patriot Ledger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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