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It certainly can’t be easy being a New York Jets fan. While one of 20 franchises to have won at least one Super Bowl, Gang Green is more than 50 years removed from that title victory and isn’t often a factor in the NFL Playoffs.

In fact, since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, the Jets have only made the playoffs a dozen times and have never returned to the Super Bowl. They came close a few times, making four appearances in the AFC Championship Game, obviously losing all four.

So when was the last time the New York Jets made the NFL Playoffs?

When was the last time the New York Jets made the NFL Playoffs?

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The last time the New York Jets made the NFL Playoffs was following the 2010 NFL season.

Coming off a surprise appearance in the AFC title game after going 9-7 in 2009, the Rex Ryan-led Jets lost their season opener in 2010 to the Baltimore Ravens but then reeled off five consecutive wins before their bye week.

They were shut out in Week 7 by the Green Bay Packers but then won four straight to get to 9-2. During that four-game winning streak, the Jets became the first team in NFL history to win back-to-back overtime games on the road, beating the Detroit Lions in Week 9, 23-20, and the Cleveland Browns in Week 10, 26-20.

New York stumbled a bit down the stretch, losing three of its last five, but still finished 11-5, the franchise’s best mark since 1998. Despite the strong record, they finished second in the AFC East behind the 14-2 New England Patriots and were the No. 6 seed in the AFC as the Ravens took the first wild-card spot with a 12-4 mark.

In the Wild Card Round, the Jets defeated the third-seeded Indianapolis Colts, 17-16, and then upset the top-seeded Patriots in Foxborough in the Divisional Round, 28-21. But the Cinderella season came to a close in the AFC Championship Game for the second straight season as New York fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-19.

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