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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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