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NFL: Burrow's high sack tally explained

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan has explained why quarterback Joe Burrow took nine sacks on Saturday, admitting "we just have to be better".

The Bengals are 11/4 to follow up their Divisional Round victory over the Tennessee Titans with another at Arrowhead Stadium while the Chiefs are available at 10/11 -7 points on the Spread against the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday's AFC Championship game.

Protection the key

Everyone in Cincinnati knows Burrow will need better protection this weekend, but Callahan - who has interviewed for the head coaching vacancy at the Denver Broncos - says there were a variety of reasons why the Bengals QB was taken down so many times.

"There's moments where we're guys got beat one-on-one, you know, we're playing against good players," Callahan said, via Jake Rice of the team's website.

"There's moments where Joe tried to make a guy miss or hold the ball for a little longer. That's part of what makes his game great so we live with some of those sacks.

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"There was one or two that were communication-related. Just didn't get calls out, playing on the road. Again, it's a challenge sometimes, but we just have to be better there. Sometimes they were coverage-related too."

Burrow, who threw for 348 yards against the Titans, led the league by taking 51 sacks for 370 yards in 16 regular season games.

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