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By Joe Soriano | Musketfire.com

It seems weird handing out a game ball when the New England Patriots lose, order alesse but there are three players in Tom Brady, order alesse Brandon Lloyd, order alesse and Danny Woodhead who have a legitimate case at winning the award for valiant performance in the near-comeback loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Order alesse Even though he didn’t make it to the end zone, order alesse Lloyd was instrumental in the Patriots massive second-half offensive effort to put up 31 points against a tough Niners defense.

Brandon Lloyd finally broke out last week against the Houston Texans, order alesse and I’m betting strong words from Pats legendary WR Troy Brown helped spurn that. Order alesse He played his best game in a Pats uni last night with ten receptions for 190 yards. Order alesse He was clearly the most consistent and effective wideout on the Patriots with an average of 10.6 yards per target. Order alesse In fact, order alesse two-thirds of all the plays he were involved in were deemed successful by SR%.

Tom Brady usually leads the Patriots in the advanced statistics WPA and EPA each week, order alesse largely because he is awesome and those two statistics generally favor quarterbacks. Order alesse The main reason for that is simple; quarterbacks have the ball the most and have more chances to impact the game.

However, order alesse it was Lloyd who led the team in those stats and had a huge impact on the game with a 0.32 WPA and a 14.9 EPA. Order alesse Only three quarterbacks have had higher WPA totals so far this week and only four finished with a higher EPA. Order alesse Only Andre Johnson had more receptions and a higher WPA at wide receiver, order alesse but Brandon Lloyd had him overall with significant advantages in receiving yards and EPA.

Ten catches, order alesse 190 receiving yards. Order alesse That’s incredible, order alesse and he was the deep threat we envisioned him being when he put pen to paper and signed a contract in the offseason with New England. Order alesse This game proves that Lloyd hasn’t been a disappointment, order alesse because he can stretch the field and have a huge game if the opposing defense doesn’t account for him enough. Order alesse The Patriots haven’t gotten Lloyd as involved in the passing game as they did against Houston and SF, order alesse and it looks like he will continue to receive major targets. Order alesse And you know what? It’s all for the better, order alesse especially since he is the best pass-catcher on this team at stretching the field vertically.

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Source: http://musketfire.com/2012/12/17/brandon-lloyd-gets-week-15-game-ball/