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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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