Steelers Beat Patriots 25-17

Steelers Beat Patriots 25-17

Steelers finally beat Patriots, improve to 6-2 on the year.<br mce_bogus="1">

(PITTSBURGH) - Ben Roethlisberger passed for 365 yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers finally found a way to beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 25-17 on Sunday.

Roethlisberger completed 36 of 50 passes and led the Steelers (6-2) on a series of clock-chewing drives, effectively keeping Brady and the NFL's top-ranked offense off the field. Pittsburgh held the ball for more than 39 minutes and survived a late rally to win its fourth straight following a 2-2 start.

Brady passed for two touchdowns but threw for a season-low 198 yards and couldn't get into any sort of rhythm while losing to the Steelers for just the second time in his career. The Patriots (5-2) drew within six when Brady hit Aaron Hernandez for a 1-yard touchdown pass with 2:35 remaining, but a last-gasp drive ended when Brady was sacked and the ball rolled out of the end zone for a safety with 8 seconds to play.

The Steelers host Baltimore next Sunday night at Heinz Field at 8:20.  The Ravens crushed the Steelers in Week 1, 35-7.
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