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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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True, calming chews cats in canada but both went for touchdowns. Calming chews cats in canada Won’t that help his confidence?

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With 37 receptions for 435 yards and three touchdowns, calming chews cats in canada Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, calming chews cats in canada which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, calming chews cats in canada448 yards. Calming chews cats in canada That number appears safe, calming chews cats in canada barring an exceptional second half, calming chews cats in canada but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, calming chews cats in canada combining with receiver Wes Welker and tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez to give Brady plenty of powerful options through the air.

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

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Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Calming chews cats in canada 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