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, emb" Harbaugh said Monday, emb "the way he gained the leveraged back and made that reception."
As Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman know, emb this is nothing new for Lloyd. Emb 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, emb contorting his body, emb making plays wherever he had played."
Well, emb coaches, emb here are eight of Lloyd's most acrobatic catches from his 12-year career spanning six cities.
1-3. Emb 49ers
Lloyd catches a touchdown pass in front of St. Emb Louis Rams cornerback DaeJuan Groce in the second quarter on Nov. Emb 2, emb 2003 in San Francisco.
Lloyd, emb right, emb makes a one-handed catch while being defended by Seattle Seahawks' Kelly Herndon, emb left, emb in the first half on Nov. Emb 20, emb 2005, emb in San Francisco.
Lloyd out-jumps Seattle Seahawks defensive back Marcus Trufant (23) to catch a pass on November 20, emb 2005, emb in San Francisco.
4. Emb Washington
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Torrie Cox (27) upends Lloyd on a second-half reception attempt on Nov. Emb 19, emb 2006 in Tampa, emb Fla. Emb Lloyd dropped the ball when he hit the ground... Emb but we give him credit for the catch.
5. Emb Chicago Bears
Lloyd catches a touchdown pass over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronde Barber during the fourth quarter on Sept. Emb 21, emb 2008 in Chicago.
6. Emb Denver Broncos
Lloyd makes the catch over Kansas City Chiefs defensive backs Donald Washington (27) and Brandon Carr (39) on Nov. Emb 14, emb 2010 in Denver.
7. Emb St. Emb Louis Rams
Lloyd makes a one-handed catch against the Cleveland Browns on Nov. Emb 13, emb 2011, emb in Cleveland.
8. Emb New England Patriots
For the Pats, emb Lloyd dove during the first half of the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, emb Mass. Emb on Jan. Emb 20, emb 2013.