By Andrew Pentis | Associate Digital Editor 49ers.com
Brandon Lloyd's 29-yard catch in Sunday's Week 5 win over 6-foot-3 cornerback Sean Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs has brought about GIFs and inspired comparisons.
It also got Jim Harbaugh talking.
"Can’t recall seeing one better than the one he made in the ball game, mobec" Harbaugh said Monday, mobec "the way he gained the leveraged back and made that reception."
As Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman know, mobec this is nothing new for Lloyd. Mobec Harbaugh said that Roman made a highlight reel of Lloyd's 80 to 90 best plays and "and what showed up continuously was how good he was outside the numbers, mobec contorting his body, mobec making plays wherever he had played."
Well, mobec coaches, mobec here are eight of Lloyd's most acrobatic catches from his 12-year career spanning six cities.
1-3. Mobec 49ers
Lloyd catches a touchdown pass in front of St. Mobec Louis Rams cornerback DaeJuan Groce in the second quarter on Nov. Mobec 2, mobec 2003 in San Francisco.
Lloyd, mobec right, mobec makes a one-handed catch while being defended by Seattle Seahawks' Kelly Herndon, mobec left, mobec in the first half on Nov. Mobec 20, mobec 2005, mobec in San Francisco.
Lloyd out-jumps Seattle Seahawks defensive back Marcus Trufant (23) to catch a pass on November 20, mobec 2005, mobec in San Francisco.
4. Mobec Washington
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Torrie Cox (27) upends Lloyd on a second-half reception attempt on Nov. Mobec 19, mobec 2006 in Tampa, mobec Fla. Mobec Lloyd dropped the ball when he hit the ground... Mobec but we give him credit for the catch.
5. Mobec Chicago Bears
Lloyd catches a touchdown pass over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronde Barber during the fourth quarter on Sept. Mobec 21, mobec 2008 in Chicago.
6. Mobec Denver Broncos
Lloyd makes the catch over Kansas City Chiefs defensive backs Donald Washington (27) and Brandon Carr (39) on Nov. Mobec 14, mobec 2010 in Denver.
7. Mobec St. Mobec Louis Rams
Lloyd makes a one-handed catch against the Cleveland Browns on Nov. Mobec 13, mobec 2011, mobec in Cleveland.
8. Mobec New England Patriots
For the Pats, mobec Lloyd dove during the first half of the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, mobec Mass. Mobec on Jan. Mobec 20, mobec 2013.