Date: December 19, 2011
Time: 5:30pm PST
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco CA
Odds Shark Spread: 49ers -2.5, O/U 38
Weather: 55°F, 5mph NE Wind
TV Broadcast: ESPN - Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden, John Sutcliffe
Local Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Ted Robinson, Eric Davis, Rod Brooks
National Radio: Westwood One - Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Steve Tasker
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM - Armando Botello, Juan Carlos Sierra, Matias Godinez, Melvin Moran
Steelers Coverage: Behind The Steel Curtain
Steelers: Out - LB Chris Carter (hamstring), C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot); Questionable - WR Arnaz Battle (hamstring), CB Curtis Brown (knee), QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle); Probable - T Marcus Gilbert (illness), S Troy Polamalu (hamstring)
The 49ers get a second chance on the national stage as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. The Stick should be rocking tonight as the 49ers look to further establish their credentials. This is the fourth time two teams have squared off on Monday Night Football with 10+ wins and a .750 or better winning percentage. All three previous times, the 49ers were involved and the 49ers won. Let's make it four!
Fooch's Note: My Internet could be limited during the game, so I have scheduled some new threads over the next few hours in case I can't get to a computer. The next thread will post at 6:20. The third thread will post at 7:15. The final in-game thread will post at 8:05. Depending on how things play out, the plan is for a recap thread at 9:00pm. It likely won't have recap details, but rather will be a place-holder until I get a recap written.
For the folks not quite sufficiently inspired for victory tonight: