Ryan Mallet threw for a career-high 274 yards in his first start with Baltimore and led the Ravens to a 20-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in one of the biggest upsets of this contentious rivalry.
The Ravens (5-10) had lost three straight, the last two by a combined 69-20 score. In this one, however, they turned back a team riding a three-game winning streak and striving for a playoff berth.
Although it's been a disappointing season for the injury-plagued Ravens, they managed to sweep Pittsburgh (9-6) for the first time since 2011. The Steelers remained in playoff contention.
Making his seventh career start, Mallett went 28 for 41 with a touchdown and no interceptions. Signed by the Ravens on Dec. 15, he was the fourth quarterback to start for Baltimore in a span of six weeks.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw two interceptions and was sacked three times.
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