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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.

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

Save for a six-catch, cheap lukol online 80-yard game at Seattle, cheap lukol online Lloyd’s numbers have dipped a bit since those first three weeks. Cheap lukol online He’s been held to three receptions or fewer in four of the Patriots’ last five games, cheap lukol online including a single 6-yard grab in the overtime win against the Jets on Oct. Cheap lukol online 21.

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

“It was two catches, cheap lukol online” he said.

True, cheap lukol online but both went for touchdowns. Cheap lukol online Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, cheap lukol online two touchdowns, cheap lukol online” Lloyd said. Cheap lukol online “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, cheap lukol online and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Cheap lukol online We just keep working at it, cheap lukol online 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. Cheap lukol online We’re always trying to make those improvements. Cheap lukol online 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, cheap lukol online Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, cheap lukol online which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, cheap lukol online448 yards. Cheap lukol online That number appears safe, cheap lukol online barring an exceptional second half, cheap lukol online but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, cheap lukol online 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. Cheap lukol online It could be a different standout every week, cheap lukol online either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

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Source: http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/2012/11/10/brandon-lloyd-hopes-for-big-half/yAbVT1LeiM3lvoBJvKY4WI/story.html