(Reuters) - A power outage at the San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park stadium briefly postponed the start of Monday Night Football, the team said on Monday.

The hiccup was only temporary, according to the team's Twitter account, and the game began shortly after the power returned.

The game pits the 49ers against the Pittsburgh Steelers, both of whom have a 10-3 record, both of whom need a win for playoff positioning, according to the 49ers.

(Reporting and writing by Mary Slosson; Editing by Greg McCune)