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

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

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

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

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

“It was two catches, elimite free sample two touchdowns, elimite free sample” Lloyd said. Elimite 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, elimite free sample but knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. Elimite free sample Halfway into his first season, elimite free sample it remains very much a work in progress.

For Lloyd, elimite free sample and for Brady.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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