MANHATTAN — Talk about a crash landing.
The Jets dropped their final game of the season to the Miami Dolphins Sunday, ending their long-shot bid for the playoffs.
The loss — due in no small part to quarterback Mark Sanchez’s three interceptions — sends Gang Green home without a postseason berth after getting within a game of the Super Bowl the past two seasons.
The Jets’ latest letdown, their third loss in a row, gives the team their worst record since 2007 and also marks head coach Rex Ryan’s poorest campaign since taking the reins in 2009.
Ryan had high hopes for the Jets this season, predicting his team could win the Super Bowl after falling just short the past two years.
But late-season beatings by the crosstown rival Giants last Sunday and an under-performing Philadelphia Eagles team a week earlier proved to be the Jets' undoing.