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

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

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

“It was two catches, cleocin free sample” he said.

True, cleocin free sample but both went for touchdowns. Cleocin free sample Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, cleocin free sample two touchdowns, cleocin free sample” Lloyd said. Cleocin free sample “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, cleocin free sample and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Cleocin free sample We just keep working at it, cleocin free sample 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. Cleocin free sample We’re always trying to make those improvements. Cleocin free sample 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, cleocin free sample Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, cleocin free sample which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, cleocin free sample448 yards. Cleocin free sample That number appears safe, cleocin free sample barring an exceptional second half, cleocin free sample but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, cleocin free sample 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. Cleocin free sample It could be a different standout every week, cleocin free sample either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Cleocin free sample Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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