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By Mike Fine, sustiva online review The Patriot Ledger

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

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

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

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

“Obviously, sustiva 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, sustiva online review but we still have things we need to improve on, sustiva online review” he said. Sustiva 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, sustiva online review which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Sustiva online review It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.

At 2:49 of the first quarter, sustiva online review the Pats having scored on a Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez 7-yard pass, sustiva online review Lloyd headed out into the flats and kept on running. Sustiva online review Brady lofted a perfectly arched ball that fell into Lloyd’s hands, sustiva online review and he was off for the end zone, sustiva online review giving the Pats a 14-0 start. Sustiva online review “Yeah that was definitely a scheme play, sustiva online review” he said, sustiva 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, sustiva online review and we were able to take advantage of it.”

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

Not only was it big for the team, sustiva online review but also for Lloyd. Sustiva online review A week earlier he’d been targeted only once, sustiva online review capping a six-game string of games in which he came up with only 16 receptions. Sustiva 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, sustiva online review and even his ability to mesh with Brady, sustiva online review so this performance seemed to slam the door on those thoughts. Sustiva online review Yet Lloyd said he had no idea how involved he’d be for this game. Sustiva online review He said he had no thoughts about having such a big game, sustiva online review either. Sustiva online review “I don’t know how many yards I had.”

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

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

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

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

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