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

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

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

“It was two catches, find carisoprodol” he said.

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

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

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

For Lloyd, find carisoprodol and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Find carisoprodol We just keep working at it, find carisoprodol 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 carisoprodol We’re always trying to make those improvements. Find carisoprodol 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 carisoprodol Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, find carisoprodol which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, find carisoprodol448 yards. Find carisoprodol That number appears safe, find carisoprodol barring an exceptional second half, find carisoprodol but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, find carisoprodol 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 carisoprodol It could be a different standout every week, find carisoprodol either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

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