Power outages delay 49ers-Steelers game

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.

The Pittsburgh Steelers' offense and the San Francisco 49ers' defense stand on the field during a power outage during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers' offense and the San Francisco 49ers' defense stand on the field during a power outage during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 19: The power goes for a second time causing a 16-minute delay before play is resumed at the 12:13 mark in the second quarter between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Steelers v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 19: The power goes for a second time causing a 16-minute delay before play is resumed at the 12:13 mark in the second quarter between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 19: San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders perform as the lights are out at Candlestick Park after a power outage delayed the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Steelers v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 19: San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders perform as the lights are out at Candlestick Park after a power outage delayed the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 19: A general view as the power is out at Candlestick Park which has delayed the start of the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Steelers v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 19: A general view as the power is out at Candlestick Park which has delayed the start of the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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