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

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

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

“It was two catches, discount crestor” he said.

True, discount crestor but both went for touchdowns. Discount crestor Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, discount crestor two touchdowns, discount crestor” Lloyd said. Discount crestor “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, discount crestor and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Discount crestor We just keep working at it, discount crestor 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. Discount crestor We’re always trying to make those improvements. Discount crestor 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, discount crestor Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, discount crestor which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, discount crestor448 yards. Discount crestor That number appears safe, discount crestor barring an exceptional second half, discount crestor but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, discount crestor 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. Discount crestor It could be a different standout every week, discount crestor either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Discount crestor 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