Cincinnati Bengals star quarterback Joe Burrow said he isn't surprised by his team's recent success ahead of its second consecutive AFC Championship Game.

"I wouldn't say it's surreal," Burrow told reporters Friday. "I would say that winning is expected."

He added, "If you would've told people that we're going to be in this spot a couple years ago, I think people would've said you're crazy. But we trusted the process … and put together a great team and great people, and (that) got us to this point."