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

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Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Calming formula dogs 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