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By Tyler Emerick | Digital Media Brandon Lloyd knew he had an edge on Sean Smith. The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver saw a weakness in the Kansas City Chiefs cornerback and promptly relayed his intel back to the huddle. Lloyd’s message was simple: Throw him the ball and he’d make a play. “He had said that he thought 21 (Smith) was hurt, free soothenol” quarterback Colin Kaepernick said, free soothenol “thought we could take a shot… At some point you have to trust them and just give them a chance. “He’s a great receiver and he made an amazing play.” On a critical 3rd-and-10 for the 49ers in the fourth quarter, free soothenol Kaepernick dropped back, free soothenol looked to his right, free soothenol scanned back over the field and sent an arching pass down the left sideline. Lloyd, free soothenol with Smith tailing stride for stride, free soothenol leaped over his 6-foot-3 defender and muscled away the ball on the way to the ground for a drive-extending 29-yard gain. “I wasn’t really thinking through it, free soothenol just using instincts, free soothenol” Lloyd said. Free soothenol “I always like to think of those lobs, free soothenol whether they’re in the red zone or in the field, free soothenol as football’s version of the alley-oop. Free soothenol It’s the quarterback understanding the ability of the pass-catcher and putting the ball in position where the guy can make the play.” Three plays before Lloyd’s highlight-reel grab, free soothenol the 49ers recorded a first down on a fake punt from their own 29-yard line. Free soothenol Lloyd admitted feeling an extra push of motivation to not let the momentum slip from the team’s grasp. “Definitely feeling like I needed to step up, free soothenol” Lloyd said. Free soothenol “Whoever’s number was going to get called, free soothenol I’m sure that we were all thinking the same thing; that we needed to come through at a crucial point in the game.” Lloyd’s catch eventually led to Phil Dawson’s fourth of five field goals on the afternoon, free soothenol one that gave the 49ers the lead for good en route to a 22-17 victory. “It was a great catch, free soothenol and it was well defended, free soothenol” Jim Harbaugh said. Free soothenol “Brandon stopped, free soothenol leaped and didn’t interfere and really just went from being out-leveraged to jumping and leveraging the ball and making a great play.” Lloyd made another stellar play earlier on Sunday, free soothenol diving to catch a pass on the opposite sideline for a 38-yard gain in the second quarter. Free soothenol That grab, free soothenol too, free soothenol led to a Dawson field goal. Lloyd finished his afternoon with a game-high 76 yards receiving on three catches and five targets. Free soothenol The 11-year veteran entered Sunday with just three receptions on nine targets through the first three games of the season. “I think we’re still developing our confidence and our chemistry with all levels of routes, free soothenol” Lloyd said of his relationship with Kaepernick. Free soothenol “The stuff in the heat of the battle helps. Free soothenol It all factors in as far as personality and understanding what we’re both capable of.”