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

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

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

“It was two catches, green tea extract” he said.

True, green tea extract but both went for touchdowns. Green tea extract Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, green tea extract two touchdowns, green tea extract” Lloyd said. Green tea extract “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, green tea extract and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Green tea extract We just keep working at it, green tea extract 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. Green tea extract We’re always trying to make those improvements. Green tea extract 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, green tea extract Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, green tea extract which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, green tea extract448 yards. Green tea extract That number appears safe, green tea extract barring an exceptional second half, green tea extract but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, green tea extract 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. Green tea extract It could be a different standout every week, green tea extract either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

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