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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
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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.

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

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