By Steve Burton, find maxaman WBZ-TV Sports
November 3, find maxaman 2012 6:00 AM
Watch Video: Patriots GameDay: Things To Know About Brandon Lloyd
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After a two touchdown day in London, find maxaman Lloyd is now gearing up for Buffalo following the Patriots bye.
- Steve Burton, find maxaman seeeeeee ya later!
Tune in to Steve Burton’s 1-on-1 with Lloyd Sunday morning at 11:30am on WBZ-TV’s Patriots GameDay. Find maxaman