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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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Despite the week off, discount shallaki online can Lloyd carry over that momentum of getting into the end zone?

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

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Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Discount shallaki online We just keep working at it, discount shallaki 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. Discount shallaki online We’re always trying to make those improvements. Discount shallaki 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, discount shallaki online Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, discount shallaki online which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, discount shallaki online448 yards. Discount shallaki online That number appears safe, discount shallaki online barring an exceptional second half, discount shallaki online but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, discount shallaki online 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, discount shallaki online Brady and Lloyd are missing almost as often as they’re connecting. Discount shallaki online What felt forced early in the season is now a normal part of the offense: Lloyd, discount shallaki online working mostly on the outside, discount shallaki 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, discount shallaki online when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. Discount shallaki online Impressive, discount shallaki online but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, discount shallaki online when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.

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