As hard as it is to believe, no Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver caught a touchdown pass during the 2014 regular season.
Not Dwayne Bowe. Not Jason Avant. Not even Junior Hemingway.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith finished this season with 18 touchdown passes. Here is a breakdown of who caught those throws:
|Kansas City Chiefs with TD Receptions in 2014|
Per Sporting News' Tadd Haislop, the Chiefs became just the fourth team in NFL history to not have a wide receiver catch a touchdown pass in a season. According to Haislop, the 1964 New York Giants were the last team to pull off the dubious feat.
In case you were wondering, it has been a long time since a Kansas City receiver caught a touchdown pass.
That score came in Week 14 of the 2013 season.
The streak was almost broken in the second quarter of Sunday's 19-7 home win over the San Diego Chargers. However, Bowe fumbled the football right before he crossed the goal line, and Travis Kelce was credited with a touchdown.
It just wasn't meant to be.
Sure, the Chiefs are more of a running team. They ran for 18 touchdowns this season, but it's still pretty incredible that none of their receivers were able to catch a TD pass. The fact that they still went 9-7 and stayed in playoff contention all season is impressive.
It's probably safe to say that the Chiefs wideouts will be itching for next season to start so they can try to put an end to the unbelievable drought.