Power outages delay 49ers-Steelers game

Associated Press
Candlestick Park is dimly lit during a power outage before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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A blown transformer plunged Candlestick Park into darkness moments before the Pittsburgh Steelers and host San Francisco 49ers were set to kickoff their Monday Night Football game. The crucial interconference matchup was delayed for 20 minutes. In the second quarter, with the 49ers leading 6-0, the lights went off again.

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