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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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His most recent game — the 45-7 victory over the Rams in London — saw Lloyd catch just two passes. Buy cheap evista Both, buy cheap evista though, buy cheap evista went for touchdowns, buy cheap evista 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, buy cheap evista can Lloyd carry over that momentum of getting into the end zone?

“It was two catches, buy cheap evista” he said.

True, buy cheap evista but both went for touchdowns. Buy cheap evista Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, buy cheap evista two touchdowns, buy cheap evista” Lloyd said. Buy cheap evista “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

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Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Buy cheap evista We just keep working at it, buy cheap evista 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. Buy cheap evista We’re always trying to make those improvements. Buy cheap evista 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, buy cheap evista Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, buy cheap evista which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, buy cheap evista448 yards. Buy cheap evista That number appears safe, buy cheap evista barring an exceptional second half, buy cheap evista but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, buy cheap evista 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. Buy cheap evista It could be a different standout every week, buy cheap evista either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

Targeted 69 times this season, buy cheap evista Brady and Lloyd are missing almost as often as they’re connecting. Buy cheap evista What felt forced early in the season is now a normal part of the offense: Lloyd, buy cheap evista working mostly on the outside, buy cheap evista 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, buy cheap evista when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. Buy cheap evista Impressive, buy cheap evista but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, buy cheap evista when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Buy cheap evista 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