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By Michael Whitmer | Globe Staff

FOXBOROUGH — They might not have come right out and said it, premature ejaculation but the Patriots were fully aware of the attention given to the Houston Texans and their preference for play-action passes on offense.

So when quarterback Tom Brady perfectly sold a handoff the second time the Patriots had the ball, premature ejaculation receiver Brandon Lloyd never broke stride, premature ejaculation blowing past the Texans who bit on the run possibility. Premature ejaculation He caught Brady’s pass without a defender near him, premature ejaculation coasting into the end zone and pushing the Patriots’ lead to 14-0 in a game they would win handily, premature ejaculation 42-14, premature ejaculation Monday night at Gillette Stadium.

“That was definitely a scheme play, premature ejaculation” Lloyd said. Premature ejaculation “We worked hard on that all week, premature ejaculation and when the opportunity presented itself, premature ejaculation Coach [Josh] McDaniels called it at the right time and we were able to take advantage of it.”

Lloyd took advantage of his opportunities, premature ejaculation catching seven passes for 89 yards, premature ejaculation his second-highest total of the season.

He scored two touchdowns, premature ejaculation the second coming on a fumble recovery in the end zone, premature ejaculation after Danny Woodhead lost the ball on a screen pass. Premature ejaculation The ball bounced forward, premature ejaculation with Lloyd diving on it. Premature ejaculation Not how it’s drawn up, premature ejaculation but the way the night went.

“Just a screen pass, premature ejaculation we do our best to block downfield, premature ejaculation and unfortunately the ball popped out, premature ejaculation” Lloyd said. Premature ejaculation “But we were there to make the play.”

All lined up

Since the start of the season, premature ejaculation the Patriots’ depth chart on the offensive line read more like a wish list than a realistic starting lineup, premature ejaculation with an assortment of injuries resulting in five different combinations.

For the first time in a month, premature ejaculation and just the sixth time this season, premature ejaculation the Patriots began the game with the five players who are designated by the team as its starters: Nate Solder at left tackle, premature ejaculation Logan Mankins at left guard, premature ejaculation Ryan Wendell at center, premature ejaculation Dan Connolly at right guard, premature ejaculation and Sebastian Vollmer at right tackle.

The group was made whole again with the return of Mankins, premature ejaculation who had missed three consecutive games — and five of six — with ankle and calf injuries. Premature ejaculation He was back at practice last week, premature ejaculation in a limited role, premature ejaculation but was in the starting lineup Monday night, premature ejaculation relegating Donald Thomas to reserve status.

Another key starter also returned from injury, premature ejaculation with rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, premature ejaculation back after sitting out two games with an ankle injury.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski missed his third straight game with a broken forearm. Premature ejaculation The other inactive players were offensive linemen Nick McDonald and Markus Zusevics, premature ejaculation defensive linemen Jake Bequette and Ron Brace, premature ejaculation safety Derrick Martin, premature ejaculation and fullback James Develin, premature ejaculation who was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Nov. Premature ejaculation 28, premature ejaculation but has yet to play.

Bolden: Return man

The Patriots made the expected move official roughly three hours before kickoff, premature ejaculation activating Brandon Bolden to the 53-man roster and making him eligible to play against the Texans after the running back served a four-game suspension.

Bolden, premature ejaculation a rookie from Mississippi, premature ejaculation was suspended by the NFL on Nov. Premature ejaculation 9 for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Premature ejaculation He hadn’t played since Oct. Premature ejaculation 14 at Seattle, premature ejaculation when he injured a knee against the Seahawks. Premature ejaculation The injury cost him two games, premature ejaculation then the suspension added four more.

With 234 yards on 43 carries, premature ejaculation Bolden came into the Texans game with the second-most rushing yards for the Patriots, premature ejaculation and his 5.4-yard average led the team. Premature ejaculation Stevan Ridley has been the workhorse since Bolden was forced out, premature ejaculation gaining 486 yards in the six games Bolden missed.

Bolden declined interview requests Saturday, premature ejaculation the first time he had been spotted in the locker room since the suspension was announced. Premature ejaculation But he was ready to talk after the game, premature ejaculation in which he played on special teams and got two late carries for 11 yards.

“Felt good, premature ejaculation” Bolden said. Premature ejaculation “Missing four weeks, premature ejaculation you try not to get out of shape, premature ejaculation you keep yourself active, premature ejaculation it felt good getting out there for the first time.”

As for the suspension?

“It was a mistake. Premature ejaculation Saddened that it happened, premature ejaculation but the team kept going, premature ejaculation so just got to keep moving forward, premature ejaculation” Bolden said. Premature ejaculation “Worked as hard as I could for as long as I could, premature ejaculation make sure I don’t fall too far off.”

Turning their way

Devin McCourty’s end-zone interception on Houston’s second offensive series of the game extended the Patriots’ streak of forcing at least one turnover to 24 games. Premature ejaculation The last team to force at least one turnover in every regular-season game was the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

With the interception, premature ejaculation the Patriots have now forced 34 takeaways, premature ejaculation one behind the Chicago Bears. Premature ejaculation Their plus-24 turnover differential continues to lead the league.

“We know we have a good defense here, premature ejaculation we’ve played really well the last couple of weeks, premature ejaculation” McCourty said. Premature ejaculation “The biggest focus for us is just trying to build on that.”

Even when the Patriots fumbled the bounces went their way. Premature ejaculation Ridley lost the ball on the Patriots’ first drive of the game, premature ejaculation inside the Texans’ 5-yard-line, premature ejaculation but Aaron Hernandez jumped on it to extend the drive. Premature ejaculation On the next play, premature ejaculation Hernandez caught a 7-yard touchdown pass.

Early in the fourth quarter, premature ejaculation Woodhead fumbled after catching a screen pass and being hit from behind by J.J. Premature ejaculation Watt. Premature ejaculation The ball flew into the end zone, premature ejaculation with Lloyd diving on it for an unlikely touchdown.

Handing out Hall passes

If you’re a Patriots fan who’s never been to Canton, premature ejaculation Ohio, premature ejaculation and visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, premature ejaculation Canton is coming to you this week. Premature ejaculation Well, premature ejaculation at least it’s coming to Foxborough. Premature ejaculation In recognition of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary, premature ejaculation the busts of the five former Patriots who have been enshrined — John Hannah, premature ejaculation Andre Tippett, premature ejaculation Nick Buoniconti, premature ejaculation Mike Haynes, premature ejaculation and Curtis Martin — will be on display at the Hall at Patriot Place.

The weeklong celebration will culminate with Sunday night’s home game against the San Francisco 49ers, premature ejaculation with Tippett, premature ejaculation Haynes, premature ejaculation and Martin serving as honorary captains.

Secondary injuries

One downside to the Patriots’ victory was injuries to the defensive secondary. Premature ejaculation The Patriots announced injuries to Aqib Talib (hip) and Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring). Premature ejaculation Neither returned to the game after getting injured . Premature ejaculation . Premature ejaculation . Premature ejaculation With Julian Edelman out for the season with a foot injury, premature ejaculation Wes Welker took over the Patriots’ punt return duties. Premature ejaculation He returned four for 50 yards, premature ejaculation with a long of 31 . Premature ejaculation . Premature ejaculation . Premature ejaculation Welker also caught three passes, premature ejaculation pushing his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a catch to 107 . Premature ejaculation . Premature ejaculation . Premature ejaculation Donte Stallworth made the most of his return to the Patriots. Premature ejaculation He caught only one pass from Brady, premature ejaculation but the catch-and-run went for 63 yards and a touchdown in the third quarter, premature ejaculation making it 28-0. Premature ejaculation It was a case of practice makes perfect, premature ejaculation even if the practice had been a while ago. Premature ejaculation “That particular play is something we had worked on, premature ejaculation even in the spring, premature ejaculation’’ he said. Premature ejaculation “It was just an opportunity where they were kind of flat-footed and it gave me an opportunity to run by the guy and Tommy made a great throw. Premature ejaculation He put it up for me to catch it and that’s what I did.’’ . Premature ejaculation . Premature ejaculation . Premature ejaculation His team off until Wednesday, premature ejaculation Celtics coach Doc Rivers was spotted on the sideline observing pregame warmups, premature ejaculation wearing a Patriots red sweater and chatting up his Patriots counterpart, premature ejaculation Bill Belichick. Premature ejaculation Also in on the conversation: Boston sports fan Mark Wahlberg. Premature ejaculation Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was also at the game, premature ejaculation wearing a No. Premature ejaculation 83 Patriots jersey . Premature ejaculation . Premature ejaculation . Premature ejaculation The Patriots extended their December winning streak to 13 games, premature ejaculation dating to a 22-21 loss at Miami on Dec. Premature ejaculation 6, premature ejaculation 2009. Premature ejaculation It ties the Patriots for the second-longest such streak with the Dallas Cowboys, premature ejaculation who accomplished the feat from 1968-72. Premature ejaculation The record belongs to the San Diego Chargers, premature ejaculation winners of 18 straight from 2006-09. Premature ejaculation New England also has won 21 straight games in the second half of the regular season. Premature ejaculation The Patriots went 8-0 in the second half of 2010, premature ejaculation 8-0 in 2011, premature ejaculation and have won their first five this season. Premature ejaculation The last loss from the back half of the schedule came in the regular-season finale in 2009, premature ejaculation when the Patriots lost at Houston, premature ejaculation 34-27 … In a pre-game Twitter message, premature ejaculation self-described Patriots fan Donald Trump posted, premature ejaculation “Good Luck to Bob Kraft, premature ejaculation Tom Brady and Coach Bob Belichick tonight.” Needless to say, premature ejaculation the Donald got plenty of unwanted attention for his fumble . Premature ejaculation . Premature ejaculation . Premature ejaculation Keep an eye out for Jerod Mayo on Tuesday. Premature ejaculation He’ll be joining Subway spokesman Jared Fogle during multiple appearances around town, premature ejaculation thanking unassuming fans with a dozen acts of kindness.

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