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

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

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

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

True, hangover helper free sample but both went for touchdowns. Hangover helper free sample Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, hangover helper free sample two touchdowns, hangover helper free sample” Lloyd said. Hangover helper 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, hangover helper free sample but knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. Hangover helper free sample Halfway into his first season, hangover helper free sample it remains very much a work in progress.

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Hangover helper 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