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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, imitrex in canada 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.

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

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

“It was two catches, imitrex in canada” he said.

True, imitrex in canada but both went for touchdowns. Imitrex in canada Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, imitrex in canada two touchdowns, imitrex in canada” Lloyd said. Imitrex in canada “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, imitrex in canada and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Imitrex in canada We just keep working at it, imitrex in canada 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. Imitrex in canada We’re always trying to make those improvements. Imitrex in canada 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, imitrex in canada Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, imitrex in canada which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, imitrex in canada448 yards. Imitrex in canada That number appears safe, imitrex in canada barring an exceptional second half, imitrex in canada but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, imitrex in canada 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. Imitrex in canada It could be a different standout every week, imitrex in canada either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

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