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

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

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

“It was two catches, find mestinon” he said.

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

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

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

For Lloyd, find mestinon and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Find mestinon We just keep working at it, find mestinon 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 mestinon We’re always trying to make those improvements. Find mestinon 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 mestinon Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, find mestinon which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, find mestinon448 yards. Find mestinon That number appears safe, find mestinon barring an exceptional second half, find mestinon but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, find mestinon 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 mestinon It could be a different standout every week, find mestinon either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

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