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By Mike Fine, synaral online review The Patriot Ledger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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