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

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

“It was two catches, buy shoot in us” he said.

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

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

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Buy shoot in us We just keep working at it, buy shoot in us 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 shoot in us We’re always trying to make those improvements. Buy shoot in us 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 shoot in us Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, buy shoot in us which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, buy shoot in us448 yards. Buy shoot in us That number appears safe, buy shoot in us barring an exceptional second half, buy shoot in us but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, buy shoot in us 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 shoot in us It could be a different standout every week, buy shoot in us either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

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