Howell was the only one making things happen for the Stamps as Reynolds was held in check (55 yards rushing) and receiver Nik Lewis and Jeremaine Copeland combined for eight catches for 99 yards.
"It hurts and I'm probably hurt the most," said a weeping Copeland afterwards.
"I don't know what next year brings.
"The little line for contracts comes into effect. I know I'm one of the highest- paid guys in the receiving corps and across the league.
"I'm hoping I stay in Calgary and don't have to leave on this note. If it goes another way, I had a great time when I was here.
"I just wish I could have won a ring here. It's going to be rough this off-season."
The biggest change could be the coach, as Tom Higgins has suffered back-to-back playoff disappointments at home following strong regular seasons.
"Our personal expectations weren't met," Higgins said.
"I take full responsibility for what happens because the buck has to stop somewhere."
Burris, the $350,000 man who went 16-of-32 for 198 yards and no passing touchdowns knows plenty of changes need to be made to a roster ownership hoped would carry the club for three or four more years.
"That's the sad part about it because you know there are a lot of good guys in this locker- room who won't be here next year," said Burris, who now has to start facing the remote possibility he is one of them.
"We're a team with a lot of talent that didn't get past the first round. Until we actually show on a consistent basis... until I show it..."
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