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Colin Kaepernick will start against Dolphins

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will start against the Miami Dolphins in this Sunday's game.

David Welker

Despite the San Francisco 49ers losing to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, 16-13 in overtime, the team has already announced that quarterback Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

Kaepernick completed 21-of-32 passes for 208 yards and rushed for 84 yards against the Rams, but gave up a safety and made a wild pitch that was recovered by cornerback Janoris Jenkins for a touchdown. Despite the mistakes, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh took a lot of positives from the game, including how Kaepernick responded after he made the crucial mistakes:

"There was a lot of positives that were in the game," Harbaugh said. "Specifically with Colin, especially after the fumble-touchdown, the way he responded, the way our team responded -- again, putting ourselves in a position to win after that -- and, the same could be said after the safety, too.

Even with Kaepernick starting, Harbaugh refuses to count out back-up quarterback Alex Smith, who started for the 49ers up until their Nov. 19 game against the Chicago Bears:

"Alex is not out of this," he said. "We feel like Alex is -- we've said it before -- he's one of our guys, he's won us a lot of football games, and he'll be preparing himself to play in each of these games every single week. I mean that's what his mind-set has to be, as if he was the starting quarterback."

The 49ers and the Dolphins play at Candlestick Park on Sunday. Kickoff is schedule for 4 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on CBS. Radio broadcasts of the game will be available on 105.9 FM WBGG and 940 AM WINZ.

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