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

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

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

“It was two catches, viagra substitute” he said.

True, viagra substitute but both went for touchdowns. Viagra substitute Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, viagra substitute two touchdowns, viagra substitute” Lloyd said. Viagra substitute “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, viagra substitute and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Viagra substitute We just keep working at it, viagra substitute 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. Viagra substitute We’re always trying to make those improvements. Viagra substitute 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, viagra substitute Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, viagra substitute which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, viagra substitute448 yards. Viagra substitute That number appears safe, viagra substitute barring an exceptional second half, viagra substitute but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, viagra substitute 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. Viagra substitute It could be a different standout every week, viagra substitute either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Viagra substitute Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

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