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Kruger takes blame for running-into-punter penalty
Kruger takes blame for running-into-punter penalty

Paul Kruger wanted so desperately to make a play, but the outside linebacker understood that his eagerness led to a significant mistake in the Ravens’ 12-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday night. On fourth down-and-12 from Jacksonville’s 40-yard line, Kruger found a lane and sprinted forward to block Nick Harris’ punt. Kruger missed and his momentum carried him into Harris. Kruger was flagged for running into the kicker, and although the Jaguars were still facing fourth-and-7, they were five yards closer. That allowed Josh Scobee to convert a 54-yard field goal and give Jacksonville a 6-0 lead with 5:58 left in the second quarter. At the time of the miss, the...