Patriots hoping to contain 49ers QB Kaepernick

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- 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.