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Byron Leftwich starts strong for Steelers, fades late

With injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watching from the sideline in sweats Sunday, backup Byron Leftwich started against the Ravens, his first start since 2009. Leftwich hit the ground running — literally — on his first drive, running for a 31-yard touchdown to give the Steelers an early 7-0 lead. But he struggled through the air, completing 18 of 39 attempts for 201 yards and one interception as the Ravens beat the Steelers, 13-10, at Heinz Field. Leftwich got a chance to lead the Steelers on a late scoring drive in the game's final possession, but he missed an open David Gilreath on third down and completed a short pass to Gilreath short of...

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