The Jets' offense was in trouble well before Eric Decker pulled up on a route and clutched the back of his right leg on his way to the sideline.
The wide receiver left Sunday's game in Green Bay after aggravating a hamstring injury he initially suffered during training camp. And Jets coach Rex Ryan didn't seem optimistic that Decker will practice Wednesday.
But a lingering injury to their No. 1 receiver could pose significant problems for the Jets, who face the Bears on Monday Night Football, followed by the Lions, Chargers, Broncos and Patriots.
After jumping to a 21-3 lead minutes into the second quarter, their offense stalled. Save for a 52-yard field goal by kicker Nick Folk late in the third, the Jets didn't score in the second half, en route to a 31-24 loss.
But when asked how much of a role Decker's absence played in their struggles, quarterback Geno Smith replied: "Not much. We've got viable weapons . . . We've just got to do a better job at finishing games."
Smith, who needs just 30 yards to pass Brett Favre (3,472) and move into 12th all-time on the Jets' passing list, completed 10 of 14 passes for 103 yards and had an 86.3 QB rating in the first half against the Packers.
But he finished the game with a .500 completion percentage (16-for-32) and a 64.1 rating.
Even though 11 Jets caught a pass from Smith, the offense couldn't get going against the halftime adjustments made by the Packers' defense.
"Every guy had his shot," Smith said. "I've got to do a better job of getting the guys involved and we just have to do a better job overall.
"Every guy knows where he messed up . . . Every guy is going to look himself in the mirror and get better from it."