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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, liver cirrhosis” quarterback Colin Kaepernick said, liver cirrhosis “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, liver cirrhosis Kaepernick dropped back, liver cirrhosis looked to his right, liver cirrhosis scanned back over the field and sent an arching pass down the left sideline. Lloyd, liver cirrhosis with Smith tailing stride for stride, liver cirrhosis 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, liver cirrhosis just using instincts, liver cirrhosis” Lloyd said. Liver cirrhosis “I always like to think of those lobs, liver cirrhosis whether they’re in the red zone or in the field, liver cirrhosis as football’s version of the alley-oop. Liver cirrhosis 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, liver cirrhosis the 49ers recorded a first down on a fake punt from their own 29-yard line. Liver cirrhosis 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, liver cirrhosis” Lloyd said. Liver cirrhosis “Whoever’s number was going to get called, liver cirrhosis 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, liver cirrhosis one that gave the 49ers the lead for good en route to a 22-17 victory. “It was a great catch, liver cirrhosis and it was well defended, liver cirrhosis” Jim Harbaugh said. Liver cirrhosis “Brandon stopped, liver cirrhosis 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, liver cirrhosis diving to catch a pass on the opposite sideline for a 38-yard gain in the second quarter. Liver cirrhosis That grab, liver cirrhosis too, liver cirrhosis led to a Dawson field goal. Lloyd finished his afternoon with a game-high 76 yards receiving on three catches and five targets. Liver cirrhosis 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, liver cirrhosis” Lloyd said of his relationship with Kaepernick. Liver cirrhosis “The stuff in the heat of the battle helps. Liver cirrhosis It all factors in as far as personality and understanding what we’re both capable of.”