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

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

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

“It was two catches, zma power in canada” he said.

True, zma power in canada but both went for touchdowns. Zma power in canada Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, zma power in canada two touchdowns, zma power in canada” Lloyd said. Zma power in canada “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, zma power in canada and for Brady.

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Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Zma power in canada We just keep working at it, zma power in canada 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. Zma power in canada We’re always trying to make those improvements. Zma power in canada 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, zma power in canada Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, zma power in canada which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, zma power in canada448 yards. Zma power in canada That number appears safe, zma power in canada barring an exceptional second half, zma power in canada but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, zma power in canada 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. Zma power in canada It could be a different standout every week, zma power in canada either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Zma power in canada 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