By Steve Silva, free diabecon Boston.com Staff
FOXBOROUGH – It was a big night for Brandon Lloyd, free diabecon who had his first two touchdown game as a Patriot.
One touchdown was a perfectly executed pass play that looked like a run at the start. Free diabecon The other was a pass-play-turned-fumble where Lloyd happened to be in the right place at the right time.
For his first touchdown, free diabecon Tom Brady found Lloyd wide open in the middle of the field after the Patriots QB faked a handoff and Lloyd blew past the confused Texans defense that bit on the run. Free diabecon Lloyd breezed into the end zone and the Patriots went up 14-0 in in the first quarter of what would be an eventual 42-14 demolition of Houston.
“That was definitely a scheme play, free diabecon” Lloyd said. Free diabecon “We worked hard on that all week, free diabecon and when the opportunity presented itself, free diabecon Coach [Josh] McDaniels called it at the right time and we were able to take advantage of it.”
Lloyd's second touchdown came on a fumble recovery in the end zone, free diabecon after Danny Woodhead lost the ball after catching a screen pass early in the fourth quarter. Free diabecon Texans defensive lineman J.J. Free diabecon Watt punched the ball out of Woodhead's arms and it bounced 13 yards into the end zone, free diabecon where Lloyd grabbed it like he was pulling in a Brady pass.
“Just a screen pass, free diabecon we do our best to block downfield, free diabecon and unfortunately the ball popped out, free diabecon” Lloyd said. Free diabecon “But we were there to make the play.”
Lloyd played the role of the humble team player after the game.
“Obviously the Texans are a really good football team, free diabecon" he said. Free diabecon "We did a pretty good job of executing in the first half, free diabecon for the most part, free diabecon but we still have things that we need to improve on. Free diabecon I think we had a great week of practice and we did things that were necessary to come out and execute well. Free diabecon It was a team effort.”
Lloyd caught seven passes for 89 yards, free diabecon his second-highest total of the season.