Steelers 25, Patriots 17 Patriots falter in loss to Steelers New England stymied in Pittsburgh ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Tom Brady and the Patriots fell to 5-2 after a 25-17 loss to the Steelers. barry chin/globe staff The Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers came into the game riding three-game win streaks. barry chin/globe staff The Patriots prepared to take the field before the game. barry chin/globe staff Ben Roethlisberger threw a 5-yard pass to Mewelde Moore to open the scoring in the first quarter. barry chin/globe staff Running back Kevin Faulk was tackled just short of the goal line. barry chin/globe staff Defensive end Andre Carter sacked quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the first half. barry chin/globe staff The Patriots did not score until the second quarter and trailed 17-10 at hafltime. AP The Patriots were able to cut the Steelers' lead to 23-17 late in the fourth quarter. barry chin/globe staff Tom Brady was sacked by defensive end Brett Keisel to kill a late chance for the Patriots. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images The Steelers improved to 6-2 with the win.