Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 1/1/12
The New York Jets will sit out the playoffs, and that's guaranteed. The Jets failed to fulfill coach Rex Ryan's pledge to win a Super Bowl title, with Sunday's 19-17 loss at Miami eliminating them from the chase for an AFC wild-card berth. Mark Sanchez threw three interceptions, the last coming with the Jets threatening to take a late lead. They gave up six third-down conversions during the Dolphins' 21-play, 94-yard drive for their only touchdown. The Jets (8-8) came into the game needing a win along with losses by three other teams to reach the playoffs. Instead they finished the season with three consecutive defeats, a big step backward for a team that reached the AFC championship game each of the past two years. The Jets again were victims of their own mistakes, with each interception leading to a field goal. They've given up 126 points off turnovers this year, the most in the NFL. NFL active sacks leader Jason Taylor, playing his final game, forced Sanchez into an intercep...
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