On Monday night, the San Francisco 49ers face the Pittsburgh Steelers for an AFC-NFC playoff atmosphere match. Kickoff starts 8:30PM ET at the 49ers' Candlestick Park.
The San Francisco 49ers clinched the NFC West division title with 3 games left in their schedule. However, it is still for important for them to win their last three games so the players are in peak form during the NFL playoffs.
Against the Steelers, the 49ers will their mettle on how they would fare against an AFC playoff bound team. They might have an advantage on Monday night as LB James Harrison was suspended for one game after a helmet-to-helmet on QB Colt McCoy in the Steelers 14-3 win over the Browns.
The Pittsburgh Steelers has the ability to rise and bring their A-game if they have an important player suspended or out due to an injury. On Monday night, LB James Harrison is out after the NFL issued a one-game suspension and QB Ben Roethlisberger is day-to-day due to a high ankle sprain he suffered in their last game.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the San Francisco 49ers as the slight favorite to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. If Big Ben could play with an injured ankle, the Steelers has a chance for a tough road win.