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Chiefs' Bowe presents unique challenge

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.

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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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