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The takeaway from Brandon Lloyd‘s performance Sunday was obvious: It was his best game as a Patriot. Order beconase aq In reality, order beconase aq it was actually among the best receiving performances of the Tom Brady era, order beconase aq and one that had never even been turned in by Randy Moss in his time with the Pats.
Considering how Lloyd’s first season in New England had gone up until Sunday night’s matchup with the 49ers, order beconase aq the bar wasn’t exactly set extremely high. Order beconase aq He’d been thrown to plenty — at least five targets in all but two games, order beconase aq seven or more targets in eight games and 12 or more in three games — but through his first 13 games as a Patriot, order beconase aq the former first-round pick had just two performances with 70 yards or more.
Lloyd more than exceeded whatever lowered expectations the last 13 games may have brought, order beconase aq turning in a gargantuan 10-reception, order beconase aq 190-yard performance on a night in which Brady went his way 16 times. Order beconase aq Lloyd didn’t score a touchdown against the 49ers (he still has just four on the season), order beconase aq but he played an integral role in the Patriots coming back from 28 points down in the second half. Order beconase aq In particular, order beconase aq Lloyd’s 53-yard reception with the Patriots on their own 18 yard line put the Pats in striking distance to set up Danny Woodhead‘s game-tying touchdown.
Lloyd also came up with a 24-yard grab on 4th-and-4 with the Pats down by 10 late to set up Stephen Gostkowski‘s field goal. Order beconase aq The performance was one Patriots fans shouldn’t soon forget, order beconase aq and not just because it was a coming out party for the highly touted free agent signee. Order beconase aq Lloyd’s 190 receiving yards are significant, order beconase aq as they stand as the third-most in a single game for the Pats once since Brady took over for Drew Bledsoe in the 2001 season.
Wes Welker has topped 190 yards twice for the Patriots, order beconase aq turning in a 16-catch, order beconase aq 217-yard performance in last season’s 34-31 loss to the Bills, order beconase aq as well as catching 15 passes for 192 yards on Nov. Order beconase aq 22, order beconase aq 2009 in a 31-14 win over the Jets.
Obviously, order beconase aq receiving yards aren’t the only means of judging a great receiving performance, order beconase aq as Rob Gronkowski literally has a dozen multi-touchdown games under his belt that outshine Lloyd’s game against the 49ers. Order beconase aq Still, order beconase aq Lloyd was brought in to be a vertical threat capable of producing big plays and big yards, order beconase aq and he did so Sunday in a way that’s rarely been seen even in this offense. Order beconase aq Here’s a look at some of the biggest receiving performances of the Brady era for the Pats in terms of yards (meant to be a top-10 sort of list, order beconase aq but the apparent inability to correctly count to 10 on my part means it’s now a top-13 list):