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Harbaugh Sticking With Kaepernick At Quarterback Against Miami

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is sticking with Colin Kaepernick as his starter under center—for now, anyway—as his team prepares for Sunday’s home game with the Miami Dolphins. And, no, Alex Smith isn’t out of this mix yet, either.

A day after a 16-13 overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams, Harbaugh accepted the blame for the fourth-quarter pitch that was fumbled by Kaepernick and led to Janoris Jenkins’ 2-yard fumble return for a touchdown and ensuing 2-point conversion that tied the game.  Harbaugh didn’t call the play, but relayed it through the headset to Kaepernick.

Harbaugh says he saw positives in the way Kaepernick responded after the mistakes.

At 8-3-1, the 49ers might get a push in the NFC West from the Seahawks (7-5) down the stretch. The teams play at Seattle in the second-to-last game on Dec. 23.

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