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Patriots hoping to contain 49ers QB Kaepernick

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, hands off to running back Frank Gore during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — 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.


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