EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Coughlin is on the hot seat again after a fateful fourth-quarter decision backfired, hurting the New York Giants’ playoff hopes and helping of all teams, the local rival Jets.

Ryan Fitzpatrick rallied the Jets from a late 10-point deficit after Coughlin’s decision to go on fourth down went awry. Randy Bullock kicked a 31-yard field goal on the first possession of overtime, giving the Jets a stunning 23-20 win Sunday that sent the reeling Giants to their third straight loss.

The Jets (7-5) didn’t seal the win until Josh Brown missed a 48-yard field goal with 6:33 left in the extra session, his first miss in 26 attempts this season. That left many questioning Coughlin and wondering whether the Giants (5-7) are headed for a fourth straight season out of the playoffs.

A visibly frustrated Coughlin didn’t back down about his decision to go on fourth-and-2 from the Jets 4 with his team ahead 20-10 with less than nine minutes to play. Rontez Miles intercepted Eli Manning’s pass and returned it to the Jets 14, starting the Giants on the road to a fifth loss in which they squandered a fourth-quarter lead.

“If we scored there and fourth-and-2, then we push the score up to where maybe they can’t beat us with whatever,” Coughlin said. “So we’re up 17. I stand by it.”

His players backed him.

“He was showing faith in us and that’s what you want,” defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins said. “As a player, you should want to have that opportunity to put the game away.”

A Bullock field goal cut the deficit to seven points, and Fitzpatrick hit Brandon Marshall for a 9-yard touchdown with 27 seconds remaining to tie it, capping a 71-yard drive. Fitzpatrick finished 36 of 50 for 390 yards, while Marshall had 12 catches for 131 yards.

Marshall became the first player in NFL history with a 1,000-yard receiving seasons for four teams (Denver, Miami, Chicago and the Jets).