STEELERS-49ERS SERIES HISTORY* Series History: Series began in 1951
Overall Regular Season: 49ers lead, 11-9
At Pittsburgh: 49ers lead, 6-4
At San Francisco: Even, 5-5
Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: 49ers won previous meeting
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 19, 2011 at San Francisco
San Francisco 20, Pittsburgh 3
Postseason Series: n/a
*(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh and San Francisco will meet for the 21st time in regular season action during Week 2 of the 2015 season and for the first time since 2011...San Francisco leads the all-time series between the two clubs with a two-game advantage, 11-9...this week's game will mark the second time Pittsburgh will host San Francisco at Heinz Field ... the Steelers defeated the 49ers in their lone match-up at Heinz Field in 2007, 37-16, on Sept. 23...Pittsburgh is 3-1 in the month of September against San Francisco at home, with the overall series in the month of September tied at three games each.
Steelers vs. 49ersat Candlestick Park
THE LAST TIME VS. SAN FRANCISCO*
*San Francisco 20, Pittsburgh 3
Dec. 19, 2011
Candlestick Park (69,732)
SAN FRANCISCO – The Steelers suffered a 20-3 loss against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football at Candlestick Park. Despite the loss, the Steelers still clinched a playoff spot and remained tied for first place in the AFC North.
The start of the game was delayed because of a power outage, but once the game began, the Steelers had success moving the football early. However, their fi rst two drives ended with interceptions. On the Steelers' first possession, QB Ben Roethlisberger was picked off by CB Carlos Rodgers. That led to a David Akers' 22-yard fi eld goal, and the 49ers led 3-0.
Roethlisberger was picked off again on the Steelers' next drive, which led to another Akers' fi eld goal. His 38-yard boot gave the 49ers a 6-0 lead. Right after Akers' field goal, the game was delayed again because of a power outage. Once play resumed, neither team was able to score, and the 49ers led 6-0 at halftime.
The Steelers finally got on the board midway through the third quarter when K Shaun Suisham nailed a 51-yard bomb to cut the lead to 6-3. It was Suisham's longest field goal as a Steeler.
The 49ers though drove right down the field on their ensuing drive. QB Alex Smith found TE Vernon Davis for a one-yard score to give the 49ers a 13-3 lead. Two drives later, Roethlisberger fumbled the football when he was sacked, giving the 49ers excellent field position. RB Frank Gore scored from fi ve yards out to give the 49ers the 20-3 victory.
Despite outgaining the 49ers 389-287, the Steelers turned the ball over four times and did not force any turnovers. Roethlisberger threw for 330 yards but he threw three interceptions. WR Jerricho Cotchery recorded a season-high and his highest total as a Steeler with 93 receiving yards. TE Heath Miller added a season-high 82 receiving yards.