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By Mike Fine, order cystone The Patriot Ledger

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

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

“I don’t know, order cystone” he said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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