When the schedule came out before the 2011 regular season, the Monday Night Football matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers looked like a mismatch. The 49ers were coming off a terrible season and were just starting out with new coach Jim Harbaugh. The Steelers were coming off a Super Bowl appearance.
Now, the game is matchup of two teams vying for top spots in their respective conferences. Here’s a look at some keys for beating the 49ers.
For more on this subject, take a look at Joshua Hayes’ piece from earlier in the week here.