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