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Ravens' Lardarius Webb gets first interception in regular-season finale

Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb walks off the field after the team's win over the Cleveland Browns.

Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb has endured a frustrating season while dealing with a painful nerve injury in his lower back.

That included missing the entire preseason and all but a few plays of the first four games while recovering from a hematoma that pinched on the nerve and affected his leg muscles.

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Now that the injury has subsided, Webb has upgraded his play. He intercepted his first pass of the season Sunday late in the fourth quarter, picking off rookie quarterback Connor Shaw during a 20-10 win over the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium.

"I just saw the ball," Webb said. "It was one of the first times I could actually have a ball that I could make a play on. I was me, I just made the play, just caught it actually.

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"It was nice to get it. It's been a long year. Just to finally get that interception, man, that was big. It's going to help a lot going into the playoffs."

Webb has drawn praise from the coaching staff in recent weeks, becoming tougher to throw on since allowing a touchdown during a late November loss to the San Diego Chargers.

"I just know I've been playing better since I've been feeling good," Webb said. "When I'm feeling good, I make plays like that."

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