Miami Dolphins vs. San Francisco 49ers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Dylan DeSimoneCorrespondent IDecember 9, 2012

The 49ers defeated the Dolphins 27-13 at Candlestick Park

The San Francisco 49ers moved to 9-3-1 today, knocking off the visiting Miami Dolphins at Candlestick Park. And despite the win, this afternoon's showdown in the Bay Area was not a pretty one for the 49ers. It's fair to say that the Niners have some work to do.

Like the Dolphins, they too are a work-in-progress. With Colin Kaepernick behind center for a 4th-straight game, the 49ers were able to manufacture enough points to put this one away. But the passing game was out of sync for much of the contest.

On the 49ers behalf, most of the plays were made on the ground or defensively. 

However, both Miami and San Francisco showed a great deal of potential for the future. The Niners are seeing that even though it's not fully developed, Kaepernick's presence in the offense adds a new dimension and opens an array of opportunities. 

It's hard to not to see his potential to be an impact player at the QB position for the 49ers long-term. 

Colin Kaepernick: 50-yard TD run, longest by anyone on 49ers since Frank Gore had 3 of 50+ yards in 2009.

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