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

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

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Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Find cheap xeloda We just keep working at it, find cheap xeloda 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. Find cheap xeloda We’re always trying to make those improvements. Find cheap xeloda I think you just have to keep going out there to work at it and see if it can be better each day.”

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That jumping ability was on display in a video that surfaced this week from over the summer, find cheap xeloda when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. Find cheap xeloda Impressive, find cheap xeloda but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, find cheap xeloda when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.

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