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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 flexisyn online 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.

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

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With 37 receptions for 435 yards and three touchdowns, find flexisyn online Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, find flexisyn online which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, find flexisyn online448 yards. Find flexisyn online That number appears safe, find flexisyn online barring an exceptional second half, find flexisyn online but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, find flexisyn online combining with receiver Wes Welker and tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez to give Brady plenty of powerful options through the air.

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

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Source: http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/2012/11/10/brandon-lloyd-hopes-for-big-half/yAbVT1LeiM3lvoBJvKY4WI/story.html