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

What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, lozol online review he was asked?

“I don’t know, lozol online review” he said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike Fine may be reached at mikefine@ledger.com.

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