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

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

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

“It was two catches, innopran xl in us” he said.

True, innopran xl in us but both went for touchdowns. Innopran xl in us Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, innopran xl in us two touchdowns, innopran xl in us” Lloyd said. Innopran xl in us “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, innopran xl in us and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Innopran xl in us We just keep working at it, innopran xl in us 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. Innopran xl in us We’re always trying to make those improvements. Innopran xl in us 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, innopran xl in us Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, innopran xl in us which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, innopran xl in us448 yards. Innopran xl in us That number appears safe, innopran xl in us barring an exceptional second half, innopran xl in us but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, innopran xl in us 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. Innopran xl in us It could be a different standout every week, innopran xl in us either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Innopran xl in us Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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