Kansas City Chiefs: Ranking The Top 10 Players At 2014’s Midseason Mark

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9. Dwayne Bowe

When Dwayne Bowe’s name breaches a conversation, a line is drawn in the sand. For whatever reason(s), he’s the most polarizing player on the Chiefs roster.

Love or hate him, Bowe’s Week 1 absence resulted in Alex Smith’s worst performance as a member of the Chiefs.

The club’s No. 2 receiver, Donnie Avery, would be the No. 3 option on most teams. When he was promoted to the primary role in the season opener, Smith was 19-of-35 for 202 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

It was painful to watch.

When Bowe returned, the aerial attack (by Kansas City’s standards) started clicking again—probably not a coincidence.

Over the past three games, the long-time starter has amassed 203 yards (11.9 average) on 17 receptions.