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TD drought doesn't bother Dwayne Bowe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dwayne Bowe led the NFL in touchdown receptions with 15 as recently as 2010. Now he leads a group of Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers that halfway through the season has yet to get into the end zone even once.

“It’s going to come our way,’’ Bowe said. “Right now, other guys are getting opportunities and making plays. On third down I’m moving the chains and getting guys in position to make those touchdowns.

“As long as I’m contributing, I’m feeling good.’’

The Chiefs have tried to get the ball to Bowe in the end zone. He was the intended receiver on the fateful fourth-down pass late in the game in Denver in September. But quarterback Alex Smith rushed the throw, it was deflected at the line of scrimmage and never had the chance to get to Bowe.

Another pass intended for Bowe in the end zone in last week’s game against the New York Jets was deflected at the line and wound up in the hands of tight end Anthony Fasano, who then lunged into the end zone for a touchdown.

Wide receiver A.J. Jenkins had the chance for a long touchdown in a recent game against San Diego but stepped out of bounds, even though the Chargers had no defender in the vicinity. He stumbled on his way to the end zone last week, costing himself a score.

“I left some opportunities out there,’’ Jenkins said. “Each one of those drives ended with a touchdown so it’s not like I cost us any points.’’

Bowe, after a slow start to the season, has come alive in recent weeks. With 31 catches and 398 yards, he’s one reception and 21 yards behind team leader Travis Kelce. But Kelce has scored four times.

“Once they start coming, (it will be) like it was in 2010,’’ Bowe said. “That was fun. Now I’m putting guys in those positions to do the same thing I did in 2010.’’