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Tom Brady and the Patriots fell to 5-2 after a 25-17 loss to the Steelers.
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The Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers came into the game riding three-game win streaks.
The Patriots prepared to take the field before the game.
Ben Roethlisberger threw a 5-yard pass to Mewelde Moore to open the scoring in the first quarter.
Running back Kevin Faulk was tackled just short of the goal line.
Defensive end Andre Carter sacked quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the first half.
The Patriots did not score until the second quarter and trailed 17-10 at hafltime.
The Patriots were able to cut the Steelers' lead to 23-17 late in the fourth quarter.
Tom Brady was sacked by defensive end Brett Keisel to kill a late chance for the Patriots.
The Steelers improved to 6-2 with the win.
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