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

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

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

“It was two catches, erexor online review” he said.

True, erexor online review but both went for touchdowns. Erexor online review Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, erexor online review two touchdowns, erexor online review” Lloyd said. Erexor online review “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, erexor online review and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Erexor online review We just keep working at it, erexor online review 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. Erexor online review We’re always trying to make those improvements. Erexor online review 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, erexor online review Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, erexor online review which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, erexor online review448 yards. Erexor online review That number appears safe, erexor online review barring an exceptional second half, erexor online review but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, erexor online review 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. Erexor online review It could be a different standout every week, erexor online review either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

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