The Miami Dolphins are hoping to take cues from the St. Louis Rams defense as they search for ways to contain dynamic San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in Week 14, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.
St. Louis put a lot of defensive pressure on the young signal caller in their 16-13 overtime win over the 49ers last Sunday. Kaepernick was often rushed out of the pocket and completed 21-of-32 passes for 208 yards and zero touchdowns in the 49ers first loss since he was named the team's starter.
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin hopes that implementing some of the Rams' schemes can help Miami pull off an upset on Sunday:
"Obviously, in coaching, you always take a peek at a team that either shut down an offense. You may want to steal things if they can fit into your system and scheme. It's hard to copycat and draw up a whole new plan of attack in one week. But certainly we've looked at those tapes, no question."
Aside from last week's loss, Kaepernick has been excellent, throwing for three touchdowns posting a 96.7 passer rating while scampering for 298 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
The 49ers are 10-point favorites on Sunday, according to Oddsshark.
Kickoff is slated for 1:05 p.m. PT at Candlestick Park. The game will be televised on CBS.