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

Save for a six-catch, quibron t online review 80-yard game at Seattle, quibron t online review Lloyd’s numbers have dipped a bit since those first three weeks. Quibron t online review He’s been held to three receptions or fewer in four of the Patriots’ last five games, quibron t online review including a single 6-yard grab in the overtime win against the Jets on Oct. Quibron t online review 21.

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

“It was two catches, quibron t online review” he said.

True, quibron t online review but both went for touchdowns. Quibron t online review Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, quibron t online review two touchdowns, quibron t online review” Lloyd said. Quibron t online review “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, quibron t online review and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Quibron t online review We just keep working at it, quibron t online review 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. Quibron t online review We’re always trying to make those improvements. Quibron t online review 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, quibron t online review Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, quibron t online review which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, quibron t online review448 yards. Quibron t online review That number appears safe, quibron t online review barring an exceptional second half, quibron t online review but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, quibron t online review 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. Quibron t online review It could be a different standout every week, quibron t online review either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

“The teams that I’ve been on, quibron t online review regardless how talented that I’ve been compared to other pass catchers, quibron t online review I’ve never been declared a No. Quibron t online review 1 target, quibron t online review like a Larry Fitzgerald or a Calvin Johnson, quibron t online review where it’s clear, quibron t online review” said Lloyd, quibron t online review who is in his 10th season, quibron t online review but is already on his sixth organization. Quibron t online review “Coming to a team like this, quibron t online review it’s natural for me, quibron t online review to make sure that the chemistry between me and Tom is there so when he needs me as an option, quibron t online review I’ll be available for him. Quibron t online review They want me to be open, quibron t online review and they want me to catch the ball.”

Targeted 69 times this season, quibron t online review Brady and Lloyd are missing almost as often as they’re connecting. Quibron t online review What felt forced early in the season is now a normal part of the offense: Lloyd, quibron t online review working mostly on the outside, quibron t online review 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, quibron t online review when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. Quibron t online review Impressive, quibron t online review but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, quibron t online review when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.

“It seems like the games are a lot bigger, quibron t online review they mean more, quibron t online review they’re more important coming into the second half of the season, quibron t online review coming into November and December, quibron t online review” Lloyd said. Quibron t online review “Things are starting to shake out in the conferences and the divisions, quibron t online review so you have stuff you can look forward to, quibron t online review stuff that you can improve on.”

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