Kaepernick Named NFC Player of the Week

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Former Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick won the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week award on Wednesday.

Kaepernick threw a career-high four touchdown passes in the win over the Patriots. He's just one of three players to ever do that at Gillette Stadium, joining future Hall of Famers Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

Kaepernick is now 4-1 as a starter. He owns a 97.5 passer rating, which would rank as tied for seventh in the NFL if he had enough passes to qualify for the stat.

He has passed for 1,289 yards and seven touchdowns; throwing just two interceptions. He has also run for 379 yards and another five touchdowns, averaging 7.2 yards per carry.

The 49ers (10-3-1) face the Seahawks (9-5) on Sunday night in Seattle.