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The Steelers have their first takeaway of the season

Steelers free safety Ryan Clark picked QB Geno Smith off, and the Steelers have their first takeaway of the year.

Ronald Martinez

It took 10 quarters and a few minutes, but the Steelers have their first takeaway of the 2013 season.

Ryan Clark intercepted an off-target pass form Jets QB Geno Smith, breaking a 10-plus quarter takeaway drought for the 0-4 Steelers.

It couldn't have come at a better point in this game, either. The Jets were working their way down the field, looking to respond to the Steelers' 55-yard touchdown, a Ben Roethlisberger pass to Emmanuel Sanders.

The Steelers avoided becoming the first team in NFL history to start a season with five consecutive games without a takeaway.

Clark has been criticized of late, and a report surfaced that rookie Shamarko Thomas would begin seeing increased playing time over Clark in the team's base defense.

Despite it being a third-quarter play in a Week 6 game of a really bad start, it could go down as one of the more memorable turnovers in recent memory. The Steelers defense went 290 plays without one.

Now let's see if they can get another.

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