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

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

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

“It was two catches, free fast asleep strips” he said.

True, free fast asleep strips but both went for touchdowns. Free fast asleep strips Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, free fast asleep strips two touchdowns, free fast asleep strips” Lloyd said. Free fast asleep strips “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Free fast asleep strips We just keep working at it, free fast asleep strips 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. Free fast asleep strips We’re always trying to make those improvements. Free fast asleep strips 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, free fast asleep strips Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, free fast asleep strips which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, free fast asleep strips448 yards. Free fast asleep strips That number appears safe, free fast asleep strips barring an exceptional second half, free fast asleep strips but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, free fast asleep strips 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. Free fast asleep strips It could be a different standout every week, free fast asleep strips either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

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