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

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

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

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

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

“It was two catches, imdur free sample two touchdowns, imdur free sample” Lloyd said. Imdur 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, imdur free sample but knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. Imdur free sample Halfway into his first season, imdur free sample it remains very much a work in progress.

For Lloyd, imdur free sample and for Brady.

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

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

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

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

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

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