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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 cheap artane signed to a three-year, find cheap artane $12 million deal in the offseason, find cheap artane began his Patriots career with a bang: five catches in Week 1, find cheap artane eight the next week, find cheap artane 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 cheap artane Both, find cheap artane though, find cheap artane went for touchdowns, find cheap artane 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 cheap artane can Lloyd carry over that momentum of getting into the end zone?

“It was two catches, find cheap artane” he said.

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

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

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

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