Posted December 14, 2012 on
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Colin Kaepernick is giving the New England Patriots some extra things to think about this week.
As if defending perennial Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore wasn't enough of a concern, the Patriots (10-3) now must focus on curtailing San Francisco's shifty quarterback in front of a national audience Sunday night.
''Our job is to contain him, running and passing,'' New England defensive end Chandler Jones said Friday. ''Kaepernick's a good athlete. He can throw the ball and he can run as well. It's our job to contain him.''
Easier said than done.
The Miami Dolphins last week discovered first-hand how difficult that task can be.
Trailing by seven late in the fourth quarter, the Dolphins' defense surrendered a 50-yard touchdown run to Kaepernick, who deftly deceived the defensive line with a perfect play-action fake, bounced outside and darted untouched up the left sideline for the clinching score for the 49ers (9-3-1).
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