Found December 09, 2012 on AFC East Daily:
Coming off a painful loss to a division rival, the Miami Dolphins (5-7) must travel cross-country to face one of the NFL's most complete teams in the San Francisco 49ers (8-3-1). Ryan Tannehill leads a struggling offense on the road against the league's No. 2 ranked defense, all while being without his best offensive lineman, Jake Long. Miami's defense faces the multidimensional Colin Kaepernick, who is just the type of mobile passer that has given the Dolphins fits this season. The 49ers are 2-0 against AFC East opponents so far this season, outscoring the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets by a combined 79-3 margin. Contain Kaepernick. The Dolphins have not fared well against signal-callers that have the ability to extend plays with their legs, and few are better at it than the talented but inexperienced Kaepernick. Miami's defensive scheme is naturally susceptible to this issue, so it will be up to coordinator Kevin Coyle to task a linebacker or safety to spy the qua...
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