Key Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Linemen Miss Another Practice

The Cincinnati Bengals appear likelier and likelier to be without two key offensive linemen for their AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Left tackle Jonah Williams and right guard Alex Cappa were both absent yet again for Friday's practice, casting serious doubt over their availability for Sunday's game. Williams and Cappa missed the Bengals' Divisional Round matchup against the Buffalo Bills. The Bengals were also without starting right tackle La'el Collins, who tore his ACL in a Week 16 22-18 win over the New England Patriots.

The Bengals survived and even thrived on Sunday without three of their top offensive linemen against a Bills defense that allowed the second-fewest points in the league, piling up 30 first downs and 412 yards in a dominant 27-10 win. Still, they'll be facing one of the NFL's elite defensive linemen in Kansas City Chiefs' All-Pro Chris Jones. If the Bengals' offensive line is at all diminished on Sunday, Jones could feast.

The Bengals were ultimately undone by offensive line issues last season: starting quarterback Joe Burrow absorbed an NFL record 70 sacks combined in the regular season and the playoffs, including seven in the Bengals' 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI. Tragically, those issues could rear their head again on Sunday.

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