By Steve Silva, free flexisyn Boston.com Staff
FOXBOROUGH – It was a big night for Brandon Lloyd, free flexisyn 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 flexisyn 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 flexisyn 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 flexisyn 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 flexisyn” Lloyd said. Free flexisyn “We worked hard on that all week, free flexisyn and when the opportunity presented itself, free flexisyn 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 flexisyn after Danny Woodhead lost the ball after catching a screen pass early in the fourth quarter. Free flexisyn Texans defensive lineman J.J. Free flexisyn Watt punched the ball out of Woodhead's arms and it bounced 13 yards into the end zone, free flexisyn where Lloyd grabbed it like he was pulling in a Brady pass.
“Just a screen pass, free flexisyn we do our best to block downfield, free flexisyn and unfortunately the ball popped out, free flexisyn” Lloyd said. Free flexisyn “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 flexisyn" he said. Free flexisyn "We did a pretty good job of executing in the first half, free flexisyn for the most part, free flexisyn but we still have things that we need to improve on. Free flexisyn I think we had a great week of practice and we did things that were necessary to come out and execute well. Free flexisyn It was a team effort.”
Lloyd caught seven passes for 89 yards, free flexisyn his second-highest total of the season.