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Top 10 Kansas City Chiefs Stories Of The Year: Dwayne Bowe's Rise

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We're nearly halfway through our series on the biggest Kansas City Chiefs stories of 2010. Coming in at No. 6, we have the rise of WR Dwayne Bowe

Back on October 11th, the day after the Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Indianapolis Colts, I decided I was finally fed up with the idea of Dwayne Bowe as a reliable, No. 1 wide receiver. His two drops in the second half of that game, at least in my eyes, were the last straw. After leading the league in drops in 2009, and missing four games, I was finally fed up with Bowe's play. 

Well, clearly Bowe read my post calling him officially unreliable and mediocre. Because the very next weekend, Bowe caught nine balls for 108 yards and two touchdowns. The next week he caught two more touchdowns. And the next week, more came. And they kept on coming for the rest of the season. 

Since the Chiefs' game against Indianapolis, Bowe had 14 touchdowns. 14. Needless to say, that's a Chiefs' record.

I'll be the first to admit I didn't believe in Bowe after that Colts game. The Who song, "Won't Get Fooled Again" kept going through my head as I wrote that article the next day. I had simply seen Bowe drop too many balls at too many clutch times to keep the faith.

But you know what? I was wrong. And Dwayne Bowe became a Pro Bowler, a Chiefs' franchise record holder, and most importantly in my eyes, he became clutch and reliable.  

And that is why he is on our list of the top Kansas City Chiefs stories of the year. 

Previous stories of the year

10. Monday Night Football

9. Tamba Hali

8. Derrick Johnson

7. Charlie Weis' exit