Steelers Vs. 49ers: Pittsburgh Shut Out In First Half, Trails 6-0 On Monday Night Football

After two lengthy delays due to blackouts at Candlestick Park, the Pittsburgh Steelers headed to the locker room trailing the 49ers 6-0 . It was a slow-moving first  half and the Steeler offense was kept off the scoreboard by one of the league's best young defenses. Two Ben Roethlisberger interceptions on the Steelers first two possessions halted one scoring chance and gave San Francisco excellent field position on the other. Big Ben, who is laboring on his bum left ankle, finished the half with 14 completions for 141 yards. Despite the bad ankle, he still dropped back to pass 23 times in the first 30 minutes.

It looked like the Steelers would get on the board on their final drive of the half, but poor clock management forced Pittsburgh to keep Shaun Suisham on the sidelines with Roethlisberger heaving it downfield to Antonio Brown on the final play of the half. The Steelers failed to clock the ball as precious time ticked off in San Francisco territory. Time would expire and the Steelers would go to the locker room with a timeout in their pocket.

For more news and notes on Pittsburgh, be sure to visit SB Nation's Steelers blog Behind the Steel Curtain. For a look behind enemy lines, check out SB Nation's 49ers blog Niners Nation.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.