Steelers Solve Brady, Patriots 25-17

October 30, 2011 - 7:35 PM
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to pass as New England Patriots defensive tackle Kyle Love (74) rushes in the second quarter of the NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger passed for 365 yards and two touchdowns as the Pittsburgh 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.