Kruger leads the Ravens with eight sacks, including 6 1/2 in the past five games.

The Ravens applied a lot of heat to Griffin, one of the most elusive quarterbacks in the game.

"I thought we rushed him well," Kruger said. "We hit him a bunch of times. It's tough to cut on that field. It feels like you're running around in sand. I think if we were on a better surface we would have hit him even more, but I thought we did a pretty good job."

Boldin scores twice

It was a sterling first half for veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin, catching a pair of touchdown passes and eclipsing the 10,000 receiving yardage milestone.

After catching two passes for 50 yards by halftime, Boldin caught just one more pass the remainder of the game and finished with three catches for 78 yards.

"Nothing changed," Boldin said. "We just didn't execute like we were supposed to. We had the same exact drives in the second half. We just didn't finish them off."

Flagged again

Left offensive guard Jah Reid committed his third false start of the season since becoming a starter four games ago.

"It's like throwing up before the game," Reid said. "That's not an excuse. I need to get over that. That's terrible having a penalty like that for no reason."

End zone: The Ravens also deactivated tight end Ed Dickson (hyperextended right knee), cornerback Jimmy Smith (sports hernia surgery), offensive lineman Ramon Harewood, defensive lineman Bryan Hall and wide receiver Deonte Thompson.

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