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Steelers Vs. 49ers Final Score: Ben Roethlisberger's Four Turnovers Lead To Steelers Loss

The Steelers, hobbled by injuries (and one suspension), failed to take advantage of the Ravens’ loss on Sunday, as Pittsburgh lost to the 49ers by a score of 20-3 Monday and fell to 10-4, behind Baltimore in the AFC North.

From the perspective of a Steelers fan, nothing about the game really felt right – it was repeatedly delayed by bizarre blackouts, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hobbled on an injured ankle en route to a four-turnover performance.

Still, the Steelers had a shot. The 49ers managed just two field goals in the first half despite two Roethlisberger interceptions, and the Steelers got a field goal of their own in the third quarter to cut the lead to 6-3. A few minutes later, though, Vernon Davis got a one-yard touchdown pass to make it 13-3.

Then Shaun Suisham missed a long field goal for the Steelers, and Roethlisberger fumbled on the Steelers’ next possession. That gave the 49ers great field position, and they capitalized, with a five-yard touchdown run by Frank Gore. A Tarell Brown interception on a deep ball by Roethlisberger a few minutes later sealed it.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

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