Joe Burrow has been important members of the team all season 

and star quarterback Joe Burrow feels bad that they can’t be with the team for such an important game. 

“It’s always tough when you have guys who have invested so much in their careers to not be able to be out there with us in this moment," Joe Burrow said.

"But I think those guys are pretty firm in what they’ve done for this team this year and helped get us to this point and we’re not taking that for granted,” Joe Burrow said.

Their absence is a big blow for the Bengals in the trenches 

who spent the offseason rebuilding that unit after having one of the worst offensive lines in the entire NFL last season, despite making the Super Bowl. 

Still, Burrow has made it clear that he’s confident in whoever the Bengals play on the offensive line 

And Cincinnati did get some reinforcements as a starter from last season returned from injury.