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By Mike Fine, geriforte syrup The Patriot Ledger

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

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

“I don’t know, geriforte syrup” he said.

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

“Obviously, geriforte syrup the Texans are a good football team and we did a pretty good job of executing for the first half for the most part, geriforte syrup but we still have things we need to improve on, geriforte syrup” he said. Geriforte syrup “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, geriforte syrup which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Geriforte syrup It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

At 2:49 of the first quarter, geriforte syrup the Pats having scored on a Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez 7-yard pass, geriforte syrup Lloyd headed out into the flats and kept on running. Geriforte syrup Brady lofted a perfectly arched ball that fell into Lloyd’s hands, geriforte syrup and he was off for the end zone, geriforte syrup giving the Pats a 14-0 start. Geriforte syrup “Yeah that was definitely a scheme play, geriforte syrup” he said, geriforte syrup “and we worked hard on that all week and when the opportunity presented itself and coach (Josh) McDaniels called it at the right time, geriforte syrup and we were able to take advantage of it.”

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

Not only was it big for the team, geriforte syrup but also for Lloyd. Geriforte syrup A week earlier he’d been targeted only once, geriforte syrup capping a six-game string of games in which he came up with only 16 receptions. Geriforte syrup In the first six games of the season he came up with 34.

There were questions about his ability to create separation from defenders, geriforte syrup and even his ability to mesh with Brady, geriforte syrup so this performance seemed to slam the door on those thoughts. Geriforte syrup Yet Lloyd said he had no idea how involved he’d be for this game. Geriforte syrup He said he had no thoughts about having such a big game, geriforte syrup either. Geriforte syrup “I don’t know how many yards I had.”

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

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

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

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

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