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Steelers Vs. 49ers: San Francisco Takes 6-0 Lead After Ben Roethlisberger's Second Interception

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw his second interception in as many possessions as the first quarter wound down on Monday Night Football. Roethlisberger's ability to move on his bum ankle looks significantly limited. On the second interception, the Niners rushed just three and dropped eight into coverage.

Despite eight men in coverage, Heath Miller did find an opening in the middle deep down the field. Big Ben threw it a little high for Miller and the ball went through his hands and into the arms of Dashon Goldson for San Francisco's second interception. It's the first multi-interception game for Roethlisberger since a Week 1 loss against the Baltimore Ravens. Against the top ranked rushing defense in the NFL, the Steelers will need Big Ben and their wide receivers to step up in the last three quarters.

Video of the second interception below:

For the second time tonight, the Niners took advantage of the turnover on their second possession to convert another David Akers field goal. Akers eclipsed Jerry Rice's team record for most points in a season with the 38-yarder.

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.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.