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

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

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

“It was two catches, free quick relief cats” he said.

True, free quick relief cats but both went for touchdowns. Free quick relief cats Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, free quick relief cats two touchdowns, free quick relief cats” Lloyd said. Free quick relief cats “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, free quick relief cats and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Free quick relief cats We just keep working at it, free quick relief cats 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 quick relief cats We’re always trying to make those improvements. Free quick relief cats 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 quick relief cats Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, free quick relief cats which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, free quick relief cats448 yards. Free quick relief cats That number appears safe, free quick relief cats barring an exceptional second half, free quick relief cats but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, free quick relief cats 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 quick relief cats It could be a different standout every week, free quick relief cats either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

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