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

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

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

“It was two catches, floxin free sample” he said.

True, floxin free sample but both went for touchdowns. Floxin free sample Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, floxin free sample two touchdowns, floxin free sample” Lloyd said. Floxin free sample “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, floxin free sample and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Floxin free sample We just keep working at it, floxin free sample 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. Floxin free sample We’re always trying to make those improvements. Floxin free sample 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, floxin free sample Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, floxin free sample which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, floxin free sample448 yards. Floxin free sample That number appears safe, floxin free sample barring an exceptional second half, floxin free sample but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, floxin free sample 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. Floxin free sample It could be a different standout every week, floxin free sample either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Floxin free sample 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