San Franciscco 49ers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Game Delayed ... Again

Jon SiddowayCorrespondent IDecember 19, 2011

Minutes before kickoff, the power has gone out at Candlestick Park (home of the 49ers) causing a delay for the Monday Night clash. 

The game was already much anticipated, and this only heightens that. 

Everyone is safe; it appears to be only a power outage that will hopefully be fixed in the next few minutes. Remember, this is an old stadium built in the late 1950s and hosted its first ever game on April 12, 1960. It was home to the San Francisco Giants at the time until the 49ers moved into the stadium 12 years later to share it for several decades. The Giants have since moved to their own park, AT&T Park, and the 49ers are in the process of moving nearer their headquarters in Santa Clara. 

I'll keep you updated on all that I hear and if you hear anything pass it on to us here.

Lights out again midway through the second quarter. The 49ers currently lead the game 6-0 thanks to a couple field goals by David Akers (familiar storyline), who has passed Jerry Rice for the single season record in points scored. 

Hopefully the delay doesn't alter the momentum which is clearly on the 49ers side. 

We'll see how this all unfolds, but as of now we are in a delay.