Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/12/12
Heading into the marquee Monday night match up with the Houston Texans there were two major questions swirling around Foxboro. “Can New England hang with the best team in the NFL?” and “Will Brandon Lloyd ever be a factor for this team?” Both questions were answered with a resounding “YES” as the Patriots dominated Houston with the entire league watching and Brandon Lloyd played a big role in the win. Lloyd has been under scrutiny the last few weeks for being pretty much absent in the Patriots’ offense and the overriding perception was that he & Tom Brady weren’t in sync forcing Brady to look elsewhere with his passes. Well perceptions be damned, as in what was easily the biggest game of the year for New England, Brady looked to Lloyd early & often and it worked and in doing so the Patriots have bridged the gap between them and the Texans putting New England in a position to get home field advantage throughout the playoffs.… Read more
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