The 49ers beat the Steelers soundly on Monday Night Football, 20-3 for their 11th win of the season and that much closer to the No. 2 in the NFC.
The 49ers struggled early in the redzone again, only scoring 6 in the first half, but they found it in the 2nd, by scoring two touchdowns. One a pass from Alex Smith to Vernon Davis and the second a nice touchdown by Frank Gore.
On the defensive side of the ball the 49ers punished the Steelers. They intercepted Ben Roethlisberger three times, forced a fumble and sacked him three times. Rookie Aldon Smith had 2.5 of them, which gave him the all time rookie sack record, held by Charles Haley. Dashon Goldson and Carlos Rogers both got their 6th picks on the season…
That wasn’t the only record broken on the defensive side, the 49ers defense once again didn’t allow a rushing touchdown. That makes it 14 consecutive games which passes the 1925 Decatur Staleys. And also once again held a Steelers runningback under 100 yards, which I think at this point puts it at 34 or 35 games.
The 49ers have a short week and travel for a Saturday game against the rival Seahawks. Hopefully they continue this momentum, because playing in Seattle this time of the year is tough.