On a day the Kansas City Chiefs stood up and took the Indianapolis Colts down to the wire, WR Dwayne Bowe showed what has been holding him back the most: he can’t catch the ball. Bowe’s less than spectacular day helped him to win Peter King’s Goat of the Week award.
Indy 9, Chiefs 6, 18 minutes left, KC ball at the Colts’ 30. Matt Cassel throws deep down the left side for Bowe in the end zone, and … drop. Next play: Cassel to Bowe, to the left, a little makeup throw, and Bowe drops it, again. Chiefs settle for a field goal. Not good enough. They should have had the lead on the first play of the drive. Instead, they never led, and the Colts won by 10, and the Chiefs had no one to blame more than Bowe for their unbeaten season going up in smoke.
When Jon McGraw picked off Peyton Manning to set up that long pass to Bowe, that is when I thought the Chiefs were going to win. Not have a chance, I felt that way all week. But when McGraw came up with the turnover, it was a chance for Kansas City to take the lead and all the momentum would be on their side.
Instead, Bowe drops the two passes and the turnover only cost the Colts three points and any hope of stealing momentum was gone. The Chiefs had three more possessions after Bowe’s drop-fest. Two 3-and-outs and a missed field goal.