By Tim Graham
The numbers certainly don't look dangerous.
The player is.
Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe hasn't made much of a statistical impact this year. But he remains a significant concern for the Buffalo Bills' defensive backfield Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium.
"Sometimes they can lull you to sleep if they're not really throwing him the ball," Bills safety Jairus Byrd said. "He's just there, and then all of the sudden he gets hot, and he can go up and make some pretty big plays."
Bowe is tied for 71st in receptions and ranks 80th in receiving yards. He has just two touchdowns.
"He's a good receiver," Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore said. "They like to spread the ball around, not just give it to a certain person. But he's got the potential every week."
Bowe is Kansas City's top wide receiver with 26 catches, although running back Jamaal Charles leads the team with 41 receptions. Bowe is third in yardage behind Charles and Dexter McCluster. Third receiver option Donnie Avery has only two fewer catches than Bowe.
"They go with whatever's winning them games," Gilmore said. "They get him some deep balls every now and then. He's physical, strong.
"They run the ball and try not to turn the ball over and rely on their defense. I think that's what they'll do Sunday."
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