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Ravens safety Darian Stewart's interception Sunday was his first since 2011

Ravens safety Darian Stewart, left, celebrates with linebacker Daryl Smith after intercepting a pass Sunday against the Texans.

When Ravens strong safety Darian Stewart intercepted Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum on Sunday, it marked more than his just his first interception of the season.

It was also Stewart's first interception since 2011, when he returned New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' interception 27 yards for a touchdown. That was the first interception of his career.

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"It's taken a while," Stewart said. "It's been a long time coming. I've been waiting for that one for a long time."

Stewart has regained his starting job in the last two games after not starting against the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins. Before that stretch, he had a rough game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Stewart played 62 snaps against the Texans, 40 more than strong safety Jeromy Miles as 2013 first-round draft pick Matt Elam played only eight snaps on defense. Stewart has eight total tackles in the past two games.

"It felt like it," Stewart said. "That was something we've been working on. We played more Ravens personnel."

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