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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 medrol 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.

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

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

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

“It was two catches, find medrol online” he said.

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

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

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

For Lloyd, find medrol online and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Find medrol online We just keep working at it, find medrol online 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 medrol online We’re always trying to make those improvements. Find medrol online 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 medrol online Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, find medrol online which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, find medrol online448 yards. Find medrol online That number appears safe, find medrol online barring an exceptional second half, find medrol online but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, find medrol online 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 medrol online It could be a different standout every week, find medrol online either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

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