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Final: 49ers 24, Steelers 20




0:37 The Steelers turn the ball over on downs and that should do it.

1:15 Jimmy Garropolo finds Dante Pettis in front fo Steven Nelson to give the 49ers a late lead.

24-20 San Francisco.

2:00 Mark Barron flagged for defensive holding gives the 49ers a first and goal.

Even worse for the Steelers, defensive lineman Cameron Heyward leaves the game with an injury.

4:30 Huge fumble by James Conner after the Steelers had just grabbed their fifth turnover on defense. San Francisco again with life on offense in good field position.

10:22 The 49ers lost starting cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon and Mason Rudolph went right at backup Jason Verrett.

The Steelers got a defensive pass interference call on the first play and a wide-open touchdown from Rudolph to Johnson on the second.

20-17 Steelers back on top.


0:56 San Francisco answers right back with a surgical drive. Jeff Wilson once again punches it in from a short-yardage situation.

The Niners drive went 75 yards over 10 plays and took 4:46.

17-13 San Francisco.

5:42 Rudolph finally found JuJu Smith-Schuster. The Steelers star wideout had been kept in check all day, but Rudolph hit him on a slant and Smith-Schuster did the rest, taking off 76 yards down the left sideline for a score.

Steelers back in front, 13-10.

9:17 The Steelers defense couldn’t hold them forever. Jeff Wilson scores on the ground from 1 yard out.

Niners take the lead, 10-6.

13:59 Mason Rudolph with an ill-advised throw for his first interception of the game. Not the start to the second half the Steelers offense was looking for.


1:12 Mason Rudolph is sacked by Dee Ford for a 5-yard loss. The Steelers offense continues to struggle in a battle of defenses.

6:45 The 49ers get on the scoreboard thanks to a 24-yard field goal by Robbie Gould.

10:00Vance McDonald leaves the game with a shoulder injury. His return is listed as questionable.

11:29 San Francisco turns it over for the fourth time on the day after another fumble recovery by Bush. That’s already one more than they’ve had all season.

15:00 Devin Bush recovers a fumble for the third turnover by the Steelers defense.


2:04 Pittsburgh settles for a 26-yard field goal by Boswell.

4:52 The newest Steeler Minkah Fitzpatrick snags an interception and then returns it 14 yards. It’s his first pick of the season.

10:49 Tuitt with the sack. He now has 3.5 sacks on the year, which is already almost to the 5.5 he had all of last year.

13:54 T.J. Watt makes an early impact in the game after intercepting Jimmy Garoppolo.

11:47 Chris Boswell connects on a 46-yard field goal to give Pittsburgh a 3-0 lead.

It’s the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the San Francisco 49ers from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.


Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, 4:25 p.m.
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

TV/Radio: KDKA Channel 2 (Pittsburgh) and CBS (Nationally), Steelers Radio Network (102.5 WDVE-FM)



STEELERS: WR Donte Moncrief



OUT: Steelers FB Roosevelt Nix (knee), LB Anthony Chickillo (foot), LB Vince Williams (hamstring); 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (ankle), T Joe Staley (fibula), WR Jalen Hurd (back), WR Trent Taylor (foot)
QUESTIONABLE: 49ers DE Dee Ford (quad), DE Nick Bosa (ankle), S Jaquisky Tartt (toe), DB Jimmie Ward (hand)


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