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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, alli 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.

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

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

True, alli in canada but both went for touchdowns. Alli in canada Won’t that help his confidence?

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

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

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

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

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

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