I don't think so. I snip the top of em, and fill em to the rim with cheese, fatty, etc mixture. I may or may not wrap them with bacon, but the ones I don't wrap don't fall apart. I think the bacon part of the equation came when people cut the peppers in half, fill them, then wrap with bacon to keep the stuff in. I do however, use a chili-rack or cheaper equivelent and I don't use a dropping catcher of any kind except maybe the meat below it or the water pan.
Where abouts in Denver are you? I'm over in Littleton.
EDIT: From an ex anchor clanker, welcome aboard and as someone else said, thanks for your service.