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By Joe Soriano | Musketfire.com

It seems weird handing out a game ball when the New England Patriots lose, ed strips in canada but there are three players in Tom Brady, ed strips in canada Brandon Lloyd, ed strips in canada and Danny Woodhead who have a legitimate case at winning the award for valiant performance in the near-comeback loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Ed strips in canada Even though he didn’t make it to the end zone, ed strips in canada Lloyd was instrumental in the Patriots massive second-half offensive effort to put up 31 points against a tough Niners defense.

Brandon Lloyd finally broke out last week against the Houston Texans, ed strips in canada and I’m betting strong words from Pats legendary WR Troy Brown helped spurn that. Ed strips in canada He played his best game in a Pats uni last night with ten receptions for 190 yards. Ed strips in canada He was clearly the most consistent and effective wideout on the Patriots with an average of 10.6 yards per target. Ed strips in canada In fact, ed strips in canada two-thirds of all the plays he were involved in were deemed successful by SR%.

Tom Brady usually leads the Patriots in the advanced statistics WPA and EPA each week, ed strips in canada largely because he is awesome and those two statistics generally favor quarterbacks. Ed strips in canada The main reason for that is simple; quarterbacks have the ball the most and have more chances to impact the game.

However, ed strips in canada it was Lloyd who led the team in those stats and had a huge impact on the game with a 0.32 WPA and a 14.9 EPA. Ed strips in canada Only three quarterbacks have had higher WPA totals so far this week and only four finished with a higher EPA. Ed strips in canada Only Andre Johnson had more receptions and a higher WPA at wide receiver, ed strips in canada but Brandon Lloyd had him overall with significant advantages in receiving yards and EPA.

Ten catches, ed strips in canada 190 receiving yards. Ed strips in canada That’s incredible, ed strips in canada and he was the deep threat we envisioned him being when he put pen to paper and signed a contract in the offseason with New England. Ed strips in canada This game proves that Lloyd hasn’t been a disappointment, ed strips in canada because he can stretch the field and have a huge game if the opposing defense doesn’t account for him enough. Ed strips in canada The Patriots haven’t gotten Lloyd as involved in the passing game as they did against Houston and SF, ed strips in canada and it looks like he will continue to receive major targets. Ed strips in canada And you know what? It’s all for the better, ed strips in canada especially since he is the best pass-catcher on this team at stretching the field vertically.

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Source: http://musketfire.com/2012/12/17/brandon-lloyd-gets-week-15-game-ball/