Paul Kruger is entering the playoffs after the most productive eight-game stretch of his four years in the NFL. Kruger, who has a career-high and team-leading nine sacks this season, has 7.5 sacks in the past eight games. Overall, he has 42 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The guys over at Pro Football Focus have credited Kruger with 54 total pressures, which include sacks, quarterback hits and hurries. That total is the fourth-highest among 3-4 outside linebackers, trailing Aldon Smith, Ryan Kerrigan and DeMarcus Ware. But Kruger's pass rushing productivity rating is 12.1 -- best at his position, according to PFF.