No Shutout, But Champ Covers DBowe

From Arrowhead Stadium

This time he didn’t get shutout.

Dwayne Bowe caught two passes on Sunday against the Denver Broncos and CB Champ Bailey. When these teams played 11 months ago at Arrowhead, Bailey threw a shutout at Bowe, holding him without a catch.

Almost a year later, Bailey gave up a couple of bloop singles, with Bowe catching passes for 10 and seven yards.

Obviously from those numbers, Bowe was not a part of the Chiefs offense in the 17-10 loss to the Broncos.

“I think I did OK,” Bailey said of his afternoon. “It’s one thing to keep him limited on catches, but you’ve got to keep him out of the end zone.”

Bowe didn’t sniff pay dirt in this game. QB Matt Cassel threw in his direction seven times. Two of those were caught, two were dropped, one was overthrown and two were broken up by Bailey.

“He’s a very good receiver,” Bailey said of Bowe. “He’s big and strong and he’s not afraid to go across the middle or make the tough catch.

“I’ll give him credit, he never stopped playing.”

Bowe, as is his usual practice these days did not have anything to say publicly after the game. But his teammates spoke for him.

“He was working hard out here,” said WR Steve Breaston. “It wasn’t like he just stopped playing. He made him (Bailey) play the whole game. I’m sure he’s frustrated, we all are.”

It was not a good day for the Chiefs passing attack. Cassel hit just 13 of 28 for 93 yards. His longest completion was for just 15 yards. They did not have a single catch over 17 yards in the game. Bowe had his two catches, Breaston had four and rookie Jonathan Baldwin had one. RB Dexter McCluster was the leading receiver with six catches for 48 yards.

“It was a tough game today,” said Cassel. “The Denver Broncos came out and were more physical than us. We didn’t do enough offensively. We didn’t execute through the day. We need to play better as a team.”

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