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

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

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

“It was two catches, hoodia free sample” he said.

True, hoodia free sample but both went for touchdowns. Hoodia free sample Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, hoodia free sample two touchdowns, hoodia free sample” Lloyd said. Hoodia free sample “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, hoodia free sample and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Hoodia free sample We just keep working at it, hoodia free sample 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. Hoodia free sample We’re always trying to make those improvements. Hoodia free sample 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, hoodia free sample Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, hoodia free sample which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, hoodia free sample448 yards. Hoodia free sample That number appears safe, hoodia free sample barring an exceptional second half, hoodia free sample but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, hoodia free sample 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. Hoodia free sample It could be a different standout every week, hoodia free sample either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Hoodia free sample 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