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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.

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

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

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

True, find acomplia cod but both went for touchdowns. Find acomplia cod Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, find acomplia cod two touchdowns, find acomplia cod” Lloyd said. Find acomplia cod “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, find acomplia cod and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Find acomplia cod We just keep working at it, find acomplia 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 acomplia cod We’re always trying to make those improvements. Find acomplia cod 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, find acomplia cod Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, find acomplia cod which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, find acomplia cod448 yards. Find acomplia cod That number appears safe, find acomplia cod barring an exceptional second half, find acomplia cod but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, find acomplia cod 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. Find acomplia cod It could be a different standout every week, find acomplia cod either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Find acomplia cod 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