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

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

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

“It was two catches, find mental booster cod” he said.

True, find mental booster cod but both went for touchdowns. Find mental booster cod Won’t that help his confidence?

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

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

For Lloyd, find mental booster cod and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Find mental booster cod We just keep working at it, find mental booster cod 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 mental booster cod We’re always trying to make those improvements. Find mental booster cod 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 mental booster cod Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, find mental booster cod which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, find mental booster cod448 yards. Find mental booster cod That number appears safe, find mental booster cod barring an exceptional second half, find mental booster cod but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, find mental booster cod 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 mental booster cod It could be a different standout every week, find mental booster cod either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Find mental booster cod 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