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WR DWAYNE BOWE NAMED AFC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Posted Dec 29, 2010

Bowe is the first Chiefs wide receiver to win AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors since J.J. Birden in 1991.

The National Football League informed the Chiefs on Wednesday that WR Dwayne Bowe has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in a 34-14 win vs. Tennessee (12/26). Bowe is the first Chiefs wide receiver to win AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors since WR J.J. Birden in ’91. It is the first Player of the Week award for Bowe, who received the initial Pro Bowl invitation of his career on Tuesday.

Bowe (6-2, 221) recorded six receptions for 153 yards (25.5 avg.) against the Titans, including a career-long 75-yard TD pass. Bowe’s 153 receiving yards were the third-highest single-game total of his career, marking his fifth 100-yard game of the season and the 10th 100-yard performance of his career. He has started all 15 games this season, catching 67 passes for a career-high 1,094 yards with an NFL-high 15 TDs, the highest single-season total in Chiefs history.

The LSU product has appeared in 58 games (55 starts) with Kansas City, totaling 270 catches for 3,700 yards (13.7 avg.) with 31 TDs. Bowe’s 3,700 receiving yards stand eighth in team history while his 31 TDs are also eighth.

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