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Brandon Lloyd caught two passes in the Patriots’ last game two weeks ago — both for TDs.
Globe Staff | By Michael Whitmer
November 9, allopurinol free sample 2012

FOXBOROUGH — He might be able to leap over a moving car — more on that later — but receiver Brandon Lloyd is hoping the second half of the Patriots’ season finds him jumping into the end zone more often.

Lloyd, allopurinol free sample signed to a three-year, allopurinol free sample $12 million deal in the offseason, allopurinol free sample began his Patriots career with a bang: five catches in Week 1, allopurinol free sample eight the next week, allopurinol free sample then a season-high nine (for a season-high 108 yards) the week after that.

Save for a six-catch, allopurinol free sample 80-yard game at Seattle, allopurinol free sample Lloyd’s numbers have dipped a bit since those first three weeks. Allopurinol free sample He’s been held to three receptions or fewer in four of the Patriots’ last five games, allopurinol free sample including a single 6-yard grab in the overtime win against the Jets on Oct. Allopurinol free sample 21.

His most recent game — the 45-7 victory over the Rams in London — saw Lloyd catch just two passes. Allopurinol free sample Both, allopurinol free sample though, allopurinol free sample went for touchdowns, allopurinol free sample possibly a positive sign as the Patriots get set to come off their bye week with a home game on Sunday with the Bills.

Despite the week off, allopurinol free sample can Lloyd carry over that momentum of getting into the end zone?

“It was two catches, allopurinol free sample” he said.

True, allopurinol free sample but both went for touchdowns. Allopurinol free sample Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, allopurinol free sample two touchdowns, allopurinol free sample” Lloyd said. Allopurinol free sample “We still have a lot of work to do.”

Lloyd has made it his goal of establishing good chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady, allopurinol free sample but knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. Allopurinol free sample Halfway into his first season, allopurinol free sample it remains very much a work in progress.

For Lloyd, allopurinol free sample and for Brady.

“I think I said earlier, allopurinol free sample in the spring, allopurinol free sample that I don’t think this year we’ll be at a point where we’re like, allopurinol free sample ‘All right, allopurinol free sample we got it, allopurinol free sample’ because we still have so much work to do, allopurinol free sample” Lloyd said. Allopurinol free sample “We’re working hard to improve on that, allopurinol free sample week by week and day by day, allopurinol free sample but it’s a group effort, allopurinol free sample and that’s what we’re moving forward with.”

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Allopurinol free sample We just keep working at it, allopurinol free sample so we go out there in practice and we work on things and Coach [Bill Belichick] tells us things that we need to do better. Allopurinol free sample We’re always trying to make those improvements. Allopurinol free sample I think you just have to keep going out there to work at it and see if it can be better each day.”

With 37 receptions for 435 yards and three touchdowns, allopurinol free sample Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, allopurinol free sample which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, allopurinol free sample448 yards. Allopurinol free sample That number appears safe, allopurinol free sample barring an exceptional second half, allopurinol free sample but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, allopurinol free sample combining with receiver Wes Welker and tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez to give Brady plenty of powerful options through the air.

That’s the great aspect of the Patriots’ offense. Allopurinol free sample It could be a different standout every week, allopurinol free sample either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

“The teams that I’ve been on, allopurinol free sample regardless how talented that I’ve been compared to other pass catchers, allopurinol free sample I’ve never been declared a No. Allopurinol free sample 1 target, allopurinol free sample like a Larry Fitzgerald or a Calvin Johnson, allopurinol free sample where it’s clear, allopurinol free sample” said Lloyd, allopurinol free sample who is in his 10th season, allopurinol free sample but is already on his sixth organization. Allopurinol free sample “Coming to a team like this, allopurinol free sample it’s natural for me, allopurinol free sample to make sure that the chemistry between me and Tom is there so when he needs me as an option, allopurinol free sample I’ll be available for him. Allopurinol free sample They want me to be open, allopurinol free sample and they want me to catch the ball.”

Targeted 69 times this season, allopurinol free sample Brady and Lloyd are missing almost as often as they’re connecting. Allopurinol free sample What felt forced early in the season is now a normal part of the offense: Lloyd, allopurinol free sample working mostly on the outside, allopurinol free sample using his speed and jumping ability to make plays downfield.

That jumping ability was on display in a video that surfaced this week from over the summer, allopurinol free sample when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. Allopurinol free sample Impressive, allopurinol free sample but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, allopurinol free sample when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.

“It seems like the games are a lot bigger, allopurinol free sample they mean more, allopurinol free sample they’re more important coming into the second half of the season, allopurinol free sample coming into November and December, allopurinol free sample” Lloyd said. Allopurinol free sample “Things are starting to shake out in the conferences and the divisions, allopurinol free sample so you have stuff you can look forward to, allopurinol free sample stuff that you can improve on.”

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Allopurinol free sample Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

Source: http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/2012/11/10/brandon-lloyd-hopes-for-big-half/yAbVT1LeiM3lvoBJvKY4WI/story.html