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