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49ers Vs. Steelers, Monday Night Football: 49ers Back In Familiar Monday Night Role

The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Week 15 matchup for Monday Night Football. This is possibly the strongest matchup of the year for the Monday Night Football broadcast. Actually, it's the strongest contest that the program has seen in some time.

The Elias Sports Bureau, via ESPN, is reporting that Monday's matchup will be only the fourth time in history that two teams with at least 10 wins and a winning percentage of .750 or better have faced off on Monday night. The San Francisco 49ers have played in each of the previous three games -- and won each of them. The most recent game came in 1997, when the 12-2 49ers defeated the 11-3 Denver Broncos, 34-17.

Another interesting stat from the Elias Sports Bureau is this one: Monday night's game will be the 34th MNF broadcast from Candlestick Park, the most such games to take place at any NFL stadium.

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