The Steelers had a golden opportunity to seize control of the AFC North after the Ravens lost to the Chargers the night before. The Steelers now controlled their destiny for the number 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. However they were not able to take advantage as they lost to the 49ers 20-3.
Big Ben played hurt and it was obvious. He was not able to move around in the pocket and threw 3 interceptions. The Steelrs offense was not able to produce much offense and only scored 3 points.
The defense was not able to make any big plays and allowed to 4th quarter touchdowns which sealed the win for the 49ers.
The Steelers now trail the Ravens again for the AFC North lead with only 2 weeks left in the regular season.