On the night of Nov. 9, it seems Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was out enjoying is bye week a little too much. The former LSU Tiger was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after being pulled over for speeding. The arresting officer searched Bowe’s car after detecting a strong scent of marijuana and the fact that he reportedly asked the police officer if a local Sonic was open, probably added to their suspicions.
Despite Andy Reid’s solid track record of dealing with distractions, this was an extremely boneheaded thing for Bowe to do, and with terrible timing. Whether it was his or not (come on, it was his), messing around with any NFL banned substance is stupid. To amplify the stupidity factor, he was driving 48 mph in a 35 mph zone with the stuff in his car. What he did was inexcusable but a nice game on Sunday night should definitely help Kansas City fans with forgiveness.
Bowe compiled a team-high 57 yards on four receptions with one TD, which is the sign of life Kansas City fans have been waiting for. Alex Smith knew Bowe wanted to make up for his mistake as he targeted him a team high 14 times, but not very many of those were catchable. Unfortunately outside of Bowe and Jamaal Charles, the rest of the offense was stagnant, including Smith who couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn.
He had a terrible game completing just 47 percent of his passes, but Bowe’s performance was an encouraging sign on a rough night for the Chiefs. The defense is definitely there for Kansas City and somebody has to step up and help Charles on offense. If Bowe can build off his performance against Denver, he could be the key for the improvement on offense the Chiefs desperately need.