Donte Whitner, the Bills fourth-year safety, had a tear rolling down his cheek as he spoke. "I wanted to shut everybody up who doesn't think we're a good football team," said Whitner, who finished with 10 tackles. "We had our opportunity. We wanted to win, we needed a win, we had a win. We let it go and it's tough. It's only the first game but we can't lose like this, we can't lose these games. Eleven point lead, four minutes to go in the game and we lost it. . . . We did exactly what we expected to do in the first three-and-a-half quarters. We didn't care who their quarterback was." Asked if he'd ever experienced a more difficult loss, Whitner said, "No. We had them." Bills wideout Terrell Owens, meanwhile, had nothing to say. He had one ball thrown his way in the first half (in. . .complete). He finished the game with two catches for 46 yards. "You're wasting your time," Owens said when reporters approached him in the Bills locker room. "I got nothing to say."