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

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

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

“It was two catches, clarinex in us” he said.

True, clarinex in us but both went for touchdowns. Clarinex in us Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, clarinex in us two touchdowns, clarinex in us” Lloyd said. Clarinex in us “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, clarinex in us and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Clarinex in us We just keep working at it, clarinex in us 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. Clarinex in us We’re always trying to make those improvements. Clarinex in us 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, clarinex in us Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, clarinex in us which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, clarinex in us448 yards. Clarinex in us That number appears safe, clarinex in us barring an exceptional second half, clarinex in us but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, clarinex in us 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. Clarinex in us It could be a different standout every week, clarinex in us either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

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