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Anquan Boldin bruised shoulder in Ravens' big victory

The Baltimore Ravens buried a month's worth of iffy performances Sunday with a decisive 33-14 win over the New York Giants.

The Ravens escaped the game without any major injuries, but there was concern after wide receiver Anquan Boldin departed in the third quarter with shoulder soreness. Boldin was hurt while making a 16-yard, first-down grab, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday it's not a serious setback.

"Anquan has a shoulder bruise," Harbaugh told the Ravens' official website. "We'll see how that develops during the course of the week."

Boldin has lost some of his speed, but he played a larger-than-usual role against the Giants, hauling in seven catches for 93 yards. He's closing in on another 1,000-yard campaign -- he has done that five times in his 10-year NFL career -- and the Ravens can't afford to lose him for long.

The Ravens (10-5) locked up at least the No. 4 seed in the playoffs by winning the AFC North on Sunday and now progress toward a Week 17 meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals (9-6).

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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