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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, find aceon cod can Lloyd carry over that momentum of getting into the end zone?

“It was two catches, find aceon cod” he said.

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

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Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Find aceon cod We just keep working at it, find aceon cod 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. Find aceon cod We’re always trying to make those improvements. Find aceon cod I think you just have to keep going out there to work at it and see if it can be better each day.”

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That jumping ability was on display in a video that surfaced this week from over the summer, find aceon cod when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. Find aceon cod Impressive, find aceon cod but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, find aceon cod when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.

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