Bills vs. Chiefs: Roscoe Parrish Will Be An X-Factor

FOXBORO MA - SEPTEMBER 26: Patrick Chung #25 of the New England Patriots brings down Roscoe Parrish #11 of the Buffalo Bills in the second half at Gillette Stadium on September 26 2010 in Foxboro Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey will have some key decisions to make personnel-wise this week heading into the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. Chief among them, arguably, is which receiver will be in the starting lineup next to Stevie Johnson.

Kansas City may not even worry about that decision, instead focusing on a player that really hurt them in Week 8 a year ago: Roscoe Parrish.

Parrish was nightmare fuel for the Chiefs in 2010. A week earlier, Johnson and Lee Evans had torched Baltimore's secondary to the tune of 14 receptions, 263 yards and four touchdowns, so obviously, the Chiefs were focused on those two players. On a slow day for the Bills offensively at Arrowhead, Parrish - a forgotten man most of the day - hauled in four passes for 66 yards. He added 13 yards on an end around, and his gorgeous 33-yard punt return helped set up a game-winning scoring opportunity that the Bills couldn't capitalize on.

Bills fans will likely debate whether Donald Jones or Marcus Easley should start next to Johnson all week. Expect the Chiefs to prepare as if Parrish is the No. 2 option in Buffalo's offense.

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