FOXBORO, Mass. – Brandon Lloyd has been to London once before, and just like last time, this weekend will be all about business.
Lloyd tore up the field at Wembley Stadium during his first trip across the pond two years ago. He caught seven passes for 169 yards and a touchdown as his then Broncos fell 24-16 to the 49ers.
Lloyd is hoping for similar success this time around, especially after such a disappointing performance — one catch for six yards — on Sunday against the Jets. The 31-year-old wideout was quick to point out his mistakes from Sunday.
"The ball didn't stick as well as I like it to," Lloyd said on Wednesday. "But that's why we have such an accomplished group of pass catchers."
Beyond his prior success, Lloyd appreciated the opportunity to travel abroad for a regular season game, and is looking forward to the spectacle of it all.
"The pageantry, the professionalism … it's always been intriguing to me," Lloyd said "So to go over there and play in such a historic stadium, it's a wonderful experience."
While he's excited about the opportunity, Lloyd recognizes this trip isn't about pleasure. The team is keeping a very business-like approach to this weekend's game, and Lloyd knows that if he wants to see the sights, he can do that in his free time.
"You pretty much know. It's not very much time to do much other than prepare to play in the game," Lloyd said. "If we want to spend time in London, I'm sure we can go there on our time."
Lloyd will have plenty of time to enjoy the pleasantries of England during the Patriots' bye week, if he so wishes. In the meantime he's staying focused on preparing for the Rams.