Dwayne Bowe did not practice Wednesday due to an illness. But the wide receiver is the Kansas City Chiefs' most dangerous vertical threat, having caught an NFL-best 15 touchdown receptions and compiling 1,162 yards on 72 grabs.
The 6-foot-2,221-pound Bowe, a first round pick in the 2007 draft, is a favorite target of quarterback Matt Cassel's and has great hands and amazing body control, both of which help when he has to make a catch in traffic.
Ravens cornerback Chris Carr said limiting Bowe will be one of the defense's priorities.
"He catches the ball like he's a big target and he's going to go up there and he's going to catch it," Carr said. "I always say that's half of the game right there. If you have a good quarterback like Cassel or a [Tom] Brady [of the New England Patriots], they're going to get you the ball even though you're covered. So a lot of times, there'll be tough coverage on him, but he's still going to catch the ball. He's not one of those blazers like a Mike Wallace [of the Pittsburgh Steelers] where's he's just going to outrun you. But he catches the ball very well. And I say that and it sounds simple, but there are a lot of receivers that can't catch the ball with tight coverage, and he does a good job with that."
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