Dwayne Bowe led the league with 15 touchdown catches during the regular season, and he was chosen to his first Pro Bowl. But for some reason Sunday, he not only had zero catches — he wasn’t even thrown to.
Coach Todd Haley didn’t offer answers for why one of the Chiefs’ best playmakers was mostly invisible. But he appeared to be frustrated by it.
“To have a game like that,” Haley said, “and one of the guys that you’ve kind of ridden throughout the year appears to be uninvolved in the plan — we’ve got to do a better job of figuring out ways to get the ball in the hands of our guys that have consistently made plays.”
Bowe missed practice on Wednesday. The team said he had an illness, but Bowe was back on the practice field and catching passes Thursday. Haley said Sunday that Bowe’s health had nothing to do with why he wasn’t involved.