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By Mike Fine, trandate online review The Patriot Ledger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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