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

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

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

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

True, vytorin free sample but both went for touchdowns. Vytorin free sample Won’t that help his confidence?

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

For Lloyd, vytorin free sample and for Brady.

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Vytorin 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