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49ers Name Colin Kaepernick Starting QB vs. New York Jets in Week 14

The New York Jets announced their Week 14 starting quarterback on Monday night.

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Bryce Petty will get the nod for the final four weeks of the regular season.

The San Francisco 49ers followed suit on Tuesday morning. Offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins told reporters that Colin Kaepernick will make his eighth consecutive start at home against Petty and the Jets.

Kaepernick was pulled in favor of Blaine Gabbert in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 26-6 loss to the Chicago Bears. Kaepernick was 1-of-5 passing for four yards and was sacked five times against the Bears.

"We just decided that during the game we'd see if Blaine could give us a spark," Modkins said. "Kap's back to being the starter. There's nothing other than that."

The 49ers OC said there was no discussion of giving third-string quarterback Christian Ponder his first start of the year. Modkins didn't rule out the possibility of Ponder being active against the Jets.

"We had been playing good football on offense and the thing had been trending in the right direction," Modkins said. "Sunday didn't bear that out. We've got to work today and figure out how to get it back going in the direction we had it. Obviously, it has to be better than what it was on Sunday."

San Francisco produced 475 yards of offense against the Miami Dolphins in a Week 12 loss. Kaepernick threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a season-high 113 yards.

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