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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Lloyd, discount skelaxin and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Discount skelaxin We just keep working at it, discount skelaxin 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 skelaxin We’re always trying to make those improvements. Discount skelaxin 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 skelaxin Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, discount skelaxin which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, discount skelaxin448 yards. Discount skelaxin That number appears safe, discount skelaxin barring an exceptional second half, discount skelaxin but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, discount skelaxin 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 skelaxin It could be a different standout every week, discount skelaxin either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

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